Certain dogs are used as status symbols, others as thugs, and many as adornments.
Our two (we now only have one) just came our way by chance.
Monty (the Lab') was a rescue dog, and his best friend Bok eventually came to live with us simply because they were inseparable.
Monty was much admired, and even the subject of some jealousy; Bok is just a lovely affectionate boy, who'd lay down his life for us. He loves everyone, and is loved by everyone.
What would we do without dogs in our lives!