One is 14, the other a few months behind. One is deaf now, the other blind. One was rescued from abuse, the other from neglect. Buddy and Ralphie are like brothers - competing for attention, sharing the water and food dishes, barking at nothing, following each other around the house. And they occasionally fight - snarling, biting, and going at each other like the winner gets the girl.
And then they suddenly forget what the fuss was about, give each other a tail wag, and take a nap. I know you won't find that on a Hallmark card this Valentine's Day, but that's what love is.