Just something I was pondering. Now I know some people believe animals are capable of similar human emotions. Those of us who believe a dog can love their owner would probably believe that dogs protect out of love and loyalty to their owner. Now for those who don't believe dogs love and only act out of instinct, what would be the reason for protecting? Would it be as simple as resource guarding? Or in the wolf pack do wolves commonly jump in and save their fellow member from being attacked by another wolf out of loyalty to his pack? Just to provoke some thoughts out of everyone.