My friends through thick and thin, always happy to see me no matter what. I said goodbye to Moses almost two years ago. He was a sweet old black Labrador who came to live with us after his owner refused to spend the time needed to care for him. An untreated hip injury nearly crippled him, yet he defended me against strangers even when he could hardly walk. Aimee Pond is a crazy giant black Labradoodle who came to live with us after Moses passed. Aimee Pond was born in a puppy mill and lived her first year of life, isolated in a kennel where she was considered undesirable because of a misaligned lower jaw. The entire world and everything in it scared her to death, even little old ladies sitting on the park bench. She is better now but still timid around strangers and new situations. These incredible creatures only ask to be loved in return for their undying devotion. My dogs are kind of a big deal to me.