My dog is the best companion I could ask for. She happily follows me wherever I want to go. When I do have to leave her at home, she is always excited to see me when I return. She does what I tell her to, and never says 'no'... she's always up for a walk, nap, car ride, whatever.
She picks up on my moods and reacts accordingly. She licks my face when I'm sick or sad, and hops up and down on her feet when I'm excited. If I get angry, she knows how to make me feel better right away.Also, she never judges me. I can tell her my deepest secrets and she doesn't understand a word I'm saying. I can dance around in the kitchen and sing really badly, and she won't laugh at me.
She's also my protector. She won't let a stranger near me until I've given her the command to stand down. She's an amazing judge of character, and always seems to know the good people from the not-so-good ones right away. I never have to worry about my safety when she's with me. No one will even try to mess with me if she's around!
I'm very grateful for all these things my dog does. It's all of these reasons and more that explain why I love my dog so much.