Here is Shadow with his oldest "sister" (my granddaughter). She had been a little under the weather with a fever and sore throat, so in true doxie fashion, he's showing his concern by staying close by.
Does your doxie know when you are upset or don't feel well? Duke certainly does, and of course, that trait isn't limited to doxies or dogs in general. People have told stories about their cats knowing and keeping them company.
Duke hovered around me a lot when I came home from the hospital after my knee replacement surgery. He still wants to sit in my lap a lot more, it seems.
Dogs ARE man's best friend. They don't judge, they don't care what we look like, or how much money we have/don't have. They look at us unconditionally--just as the Lord does. Acts 10:34: Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism." He loves us because He created us.
And he hovers nearby, too, waiting for us to let Him into our lives.