He is always there for me when family is not. He understands me, and he isn't annoying. He sits on the couch and sits on my lap (even though he's a little too big). I feel like we communicate well, even though he can't talk, I read his body language. We have fun playing ball or going for walks, as if he were a member of the family. He is just always included. We even celebrate his birthday a little bit.