My boyfriend and I adopted a cute rescue puppy this fall. I begged and begged him to get me a dog, and we finally chose a sweet little mutt from a shelter to call our own.

Little did I know this mangy ball of fur would ruin my relationship with her sweet little face and her silly, whining bark. Our dog became the love of my boyfriend’s life — his companion through good and bad, thick and thin, day and night. Looking back, it all makes perfect sense. The dog was as sweet and loving as a puppy could be.

Dog lovers beware. Here are the twelve reason why my boyfriend loves my dog more than he loves me.[ITPGallery]