YES! I feel animals share that emotional bond between each other as well as between, "Man an Dog". I have seen it too many times. These are not tricks taught, but compassion they give to you that you have earned, by you getting up every morning an taking them for walks or rides in the car, greeting them when your coming home even if your day is bad, they are there being positive an loving for you. My grandfather had a small dog once that when he had his heartattack an was in the hospital for a week, she had refused to eat or go outside. She would just sit in his chair an cry for him. After the first day an she didn't potty outside, my granddad had to call the house an let the dog hear his voice an tell her she needed to go potty! Crazy i know, but she thought he was lost i guess, and she missed him greatly, after that she would go potty but getting her to eat until he came home wasnt an option. So finally he came home from the hospital an he petted, an talked to her, and she couldnt have been more happier then, well until she ate of course. But she was overall thrilled her heart an her master had come home!