My two doggies: Sunny and Moose
Anyone with dogs and kids knows that when your kids are young they go through a phase where they act like the family dog. At least, I hope other kids do this! lol! Sunny barks and licks. She even barks at and licks Moose. Moose doesn't like this. She looks at Sunny like she's nuts.
Moose has her own story. When she was a young Moose she was tied to a satellite dish in someone's backyard all day long. They kept her tied up even in winter, which is really hard on a Boxer since they have very little hair. Luckily, one day Moose's owners decided she was too much hassle and decided to take her to the dog pound. That's where we found her. Now she has good food, a warm bed, and three little kids who love her to death. She was work in the beginning, though. We rescued her before we had kids; I don't think we could have kept her if we had kids then because she had issues. She almost completely ripped Buddy's ear off...twice (Buddy is our other Boxer). Luckily we already had a really good relationship with our vet and he didn't report us for dog fighting or something. After months and months of work with Moose she blossomed and decided to trust that we loved her and wouldn't ever tie her to a satellite dish in our backyard. She also learned that other dogs aren't necessarily a threat (poor Bud! She's glad her ears are safe now!). Moose turned into such a great, loving dog. When they end up in the pound, dogs know something is rotten in Denmark and things don't look good (I think the tag that states the euthanasia date is a clue...they can read, you know...). Conversely, they know when you rescue them and they know when they are loved. The only thing that never changed about Moose is: she's camera shy!! We love you Moose!