When I was last sick, my husband was away on a business trip. Nitro stuck his nose in my face, had a good (diagnostic) sniff, then climbed up and snuggled against me on the bed. At 3am I told him, I'm feeling ok now, so he hopped off the bed to his sleeping place. The thing that amazes me, he prefers to sleep stretched out, not curled up. Because of him being oversized, there isn't room for both of us to sleep in our preferred sleeping positions when we're both on the bed. I appreciated his sacrificial administering of comfort when I was ill. I am amazed at the interaction we all can have with these awesome dogs.