So let me start off by saying, I'm not a pet owner, so it's really hard for me to grasp this comment but one of my let's say "friends" said to me that when she married her husband at the time, she made it very clear that her dog came before him. He knew from the get-go that she loves her dog more.
I asked around and another friend said the same thing, her dog comes first. The best response was "it's a different kind of love"...which I get more than putting an animal over a person. I thought that was a very odd comment, but like I said before, I'm not a pet owner, so I don't get it. But CAN you love an animal more than your SO?