I have been thinking about it and I wonder whether dogs really love us or whether they just suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. I mean they come to live with us, they have to follow our rules, sometimes we put them in cages...I sometimes wonder whether I have just broken my dog down and he has attached to me as his captor. But then I think that it is not much different than my kids (minus the cage of course.) Although my kids will hopefully be independent some day and my dog will hopefully stay with me for his entire life. I know this sounds like a strange question but so many "experts" say that animals have no emotions. I think that is hogwash. Still I wonder what motivates their emotions. Any thoughts? I apologize because this is not worded very well and I am not sure it is clear.