Is there any doubt?

Two award-winning pictures, for those of you who don’t understand why we dog-lovers consider our pets members of our family.

First, Greg Cook hugs his dog, Coco, after finding her safe inside his destroyed home in Alabama, following the tornado in March of this year…

Greg Cook dog

and this incredible shot from Japan, following the tsunami in 2011…

tsunami dog

*(photos courtesy of Buzzfeed)