Getting a dog is one of the most life changing decisions people can make. Most people don’t understand how a single creature is able to radically change a person’s life, but to dog owners, it completely makes sense. It’s just that explaining it to others can be quite a mouthful. That’s why Yaoyao Ma Van As, an artist from Los Angeles, created a series of illustrations depicting how her loyal canine companion, Parker, has changed her life. If you own a dog, you’ll find the scenarios depicted in her illustrations incredibly relatable. If you don’t own a dog, her work may just convince you to get one of your own. See more of Yaoyao’s moving illustrations on her Instagram.