Similar to a mother-child bond, or husband-wife bond, a bond between a human and a pet is truly unique. There is a special level of understanding and love.
In celebration of National Pet Week I've collected 12 photos that I think capture that special Human-Animal Bond.
Photo - Flickr:victor-bezrukov
Photo - Flickr:noelzialee
Photo - LIFE
Photo - Flickr:allerina&glenmclarty