The relationship between humans and dogs has always fascinated me. I remember as a child sitting with our D-volume Encyclopedia Britannica pouring over the dog section again and again. I memorized many of the breeds by their photos. Dogs have forged a unique and strong relationship with humans over thousands of years. Whether they are herding sheep or lying on our laps, dogs are steadfastly loyal and loving. The dog park allows them to cut loose and, for a moment, get in touch with the inner wolf.