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Published: Monday April 22, 2013 06:00 AM EDT



Country's reigning queen never says no to a cuddle with her cast of canine characters: Jessi, Waylon, Black Betty, Cher and Delta Dawn. "To me, my dogs are my children," she told PEOPLE. "I think the unconditional love you get from an animal, especially a dog, is better than anything else."