I wanted to get a purebred German Shepherd, so I looked at the local shelter. I found an abandoned 8 month old purebred Shepherd just waiting for me. She and I have now been together 4 years and I couldn't imagine life without her. She never leaves my side, dutifully protects me from dangerous squirrels and is very intelligent. She acts every day as if she remembers where she came from and is grateful. Being a young, single girl, I couldn't imagine a better roommate!
I think Bella would say she misses me all day while I'm at work, but playtime out back when I get home is her favorite! She loves that she has me so wrapped around her paw, she gets more than enough treats and squeeky toys. She loves that I always take her with me in the jeep and is happy to be my running companion. I think she loves being with me as much as I love her being here.