Sara Brinson, left, looks at her dog Honey, while Sorrel Brinson, right plays with Honey's leash in Pittsboro, NC on July 6, 2015. A new study shows that some people love their dogs as much as their children.
Sara Brinson, left, looks at her dog Honey, while Sorrel Brinson, right plays with Honey's leash in Pittsboro, NC on July 6, 2015. A new study shows that some people love their dogs as much as their children. Alex Tricoli atricoli@newsobserver.com
Sara Brinson, left, looks at her dog Honey, while Sorrel Brinson, right plays with Honey's leash in Pittsboro, NC on July 6, 2015. A new study shows that some people love their dogs as much as their children. Alex Tricoli atricoli@newsobserver.com

We love our dogs: Study shows bond is same as with kids

July 20, 2015 6:00 AM