I loved reading all the stories!
I got my Honey when she was 4 months old from the local Humane Society. I had just had to put down my dog Chewie about a week before. He had cancerous tumors on his head. We had surgery to remove the first one, not knowing it was cancer at the time, and then soon found out it was. The tumor started growing back rapidly and in numerous spots. My heart was just broken over putting him down, but I knew I would know when it was the right time for him and I did that morning when he came to me crying in pain. I wasn't really planning on getting a dog so soon after losing Chewie but I took a peek on petfinder and I saw Honey, who was named Linda at the time. It was love at first sight. When I saw her picture I just said that's my dog and her name will be Honey. I went to get her that day and my mom came with me as I was living with her at the time. When I got the the caged area she was in she was laying in the back sleeping and wouldn't get up to come see me so I got nervous that she wasn't friendly. One of the workers went inside and got her up and she licked my hand right away. She was a hound dog mix and a lazy one at that! She loved to sleep and wouldn't get up for hours after me sometimes, lol. We took her outside and petted and loved on her a bit then filled out all the paper work and went on our way home. We had a van at the time and she pooped in the van on the way home which was a aweful when it happened but really makes me laugh thinking about it now. We stopped at the pet store on the way home so I could get her some toys, food and treats. She didn't know how to play with toys, or even to go in and out the door. Initially she chewed up most of her toys then at about a year old she stopped and for some reason the two toys I got her on the way she never did destroy, had them up to the end. I wish I had some of them now but all I have is her collar, which I'm thankful for. I taught her everything. I was not working at the time I got her for a couple months so I got to bond really well with her and spend so much time with her while she learned. She was a smart girl and learned things so easily. She was really skinny when we got her but she filled out nicely and grew to a nice size of 65 pounds and was very tall and lanky looking. She was a beauty, people would comment to me all the time at the vet or when we were out for a walk. She loved everyone she met and would be so excited when company came over but she listened so well and wouldn't jump on anyone she wasn't supposed to. She was allowed to jump on me and my Aunt and she just knew it. I miss her so much! This was fun to share.
My dog did this amazing little thing, she existed, and made my whole life better for it. <3