I had a really great childhood, and one of the things I’m most grateful for was that we had a family dog growing up.

His name was Quincy and he was really something. All of us kids loved him a lot and he was a constant in our lives for the 12 years we were lucky enough to call him our own.

What am I rambling on and on about?

I’m trying to say that a bond between a kid and his or her dog is something that they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives.

And here are some great examples of exactly what I’m talking about!

1. Wow! This is amazing!

Never underestimate the power of dogs.

8 months ago, our son got a support dog. Our son was mostly wheelchair dependent. We hoped his dog would help him grow stronger. I think we can conclude that together they succeeded! from dogswithjobs

2. These two make quite a pair.

I bet they get into a lot of trouble together.

A Baby and his dog from MadeMeSmile

3. These two will have a lifetime of fun together.

It made us smile, too!

I volunteer for a dog rescue, we love seeing updates of the dogs in their new homes. This one made me smile! from aww

4. Providing all kinds of comfort.

What a great duo.

My son has autism and one of his unique trait, is his need for physical contact at all times. Barb came into our lives and elected herself to the position of weighted blanket & bodyguard. from AnimalsBeingBros

5. Two kids helping out a hurt pup.

Is this wholesome, or what?

6. Doing great work!

We love rescue pups!

My daughter has a huge heart for dogs and begged for months to get another rescue. She even used all her money to pitch in for the fees. Here she is with our third rescue pupper, Daisy. from aww

7. You win the Internet today.

This looks like a very happy family.

A sleeping baby, dog, and cat. I think I win the internet high score. from aww

8. It all comes full circle.

A new addition to the family.

And I never thought that 17 years later, my best friend would live to meet my first child from pics

9. Where did the dog go?

Oh, there she is!

So, Cassidy (my daughter) was snuggling Elsa (our rescue pup) under her hoodie. I walked into the room and asked "Where’s Elsa?" Well, Elsa tried to get to me…..guess which hole of the hoodie she tried to use?? ??????? from aww

10. Waiting for treats.

We can wait all day long if we have to.

Our neighbor gives treats through the fence. Recently he has been giving my daughter treats too. This is them waiting patiently today. from aww

11. Wow. That’s pretty interesting.

The dog was worried about the little one.

Their dog hasn’t eaten well since they brought their baby home – dog kept taking food into the living room and leaving it there. Someone suggested the dog might be worried the baby isn’t visibly eating, so is “feeding” the baby. They tried giving the baby a bowl of food at the same time. It worked! from MadeMeSmile

Okay, now we want to see your pics of your dogs and kiddos together!

Please share some good ones with us in the comments.

We can’t wait!