A neuroscientist / researcher / author with a PhD by the name of Gregory Berns has spent many years looking at MRI's of dogs brains and has discovered that dogs use the same area of their brains as humans.  He has often wondered exactly what his best friend was thinking.

Gregory wrote a book called, 'How Dogs Love Us - A Neuroscientist And His Adopted Dog Decode The Canine Brain.'  So that scientist has some proof from his years of MRI's that pooches feel in a similar fashion as us humans.  I think anyone that has spent any amount of time with a dog is very aware of how they behave and feel in ways that are similar to ours.  Check out this video below:  there is definitely some devotion there.  I cannot say that I've ever seen anything like this!