Sure, we all love our pets, some of them like they are our own children. But our children will always be that much closer to our hearts than anything else.
This is strangely not the case with one mother, who openly admits she has a personal favorite, and it's not even close.
"I love Lola more than my son," said Helena Mueller, speaking of her two-year-old Cockapoo that she lavishly spoils, especially around the holidays.
Helena said she can't imagine spending any time away from her curly-haired pooch, but doesn't feel as warmly to her own son, Harry.
"This year, she's definitely getting more gifts than Harry," she said. "I tried to hide that from Harry last year, but this time it's so obvious because there's so many."
She got Lola when Harry, an only child, was four-years-old. Since then, her love for the dog has verged on the fanatical.
Not only does she spoil the dog more than her son, she spoon-feeds the canine every day, wears matching outfits with her, and has even opened up a bank account for Lola to the tune of $100.
And that's just the start of it.