Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting loves her husband, but her heart belonged to someone else before she met him—and it still does!

Don't feel too bad for Ryan Sweeting, though. The Big Bang Theory star told E! News Thursday at the 2014 ASPCA Compassion Awards (where she and Nikki Reed were both honored) that Ryan was well-aware of her main fella before they tied the knot last New Year's Eve.

So who is the lucky dog with a permanent hold on Kaley's heart? His name is Norman, and he's actually a pit bull mix! "Anyone that knows me knows Norman," she explained, "and he is the love of my life. My husband knew that going in. He's No. 1...I love that guy so much!'"

She really does, too! Kaley's Instagram (she uses the handle @normancook) features plenty of pretty pittie shots, including a few where Norman gives Ryan a run for his money!

Like Kaley said, though, the dogs have been there from the get-go. They were even incorporated into the couple's wedding day! The groom's cake, which came from L.A.'s Butter End Bakery, featured a giant tennis ball (an ode to Ryan's profession, perhaps) and the couple's canines (maybe that tennis ball is for playing fetch, too!) sculpted from chocolate.

Speaking of weddings, what are Kaley, Ryan (and presumably, the pups) planning for their 1-year anniversary?! Has their marriage been more of a walk in the park or a doggone disaster? Watch the clip above to find out!

—Reporting by William Marfuggi

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