How's it going? I'm weredog or Steve if you prefer. I've loved dogs my entire life. I grew up with them. I currently live with four dogs, a Chocolate Lab, a German Shepherd, a Cocker Spaniel and a miniature pincher. The german shepherd was hit by a car when she was a puppy, and she lost one of her back legs. She spent the first few months of her life at the vet's while they tried to find her a home. My cousin works at the vet, and when we lost our male shepherd, we became the primary candidates for new owners for her. They took a vote and everyone at the vet wanted us to take her. My cousin convinced us to come meet her. When I saw her it was love at first sight. There was no option other than to take her in. She doesn't even know she's missing a leg. She's one of the fastest things I've ever seen. Moves at the speed of light. Agile as anything. The Chocolate lab is the sweetest, most gentle thing ever. If someone gets mad, or he thinks we're arguing, he'll bring us one of his toys to calm us down. The Min Pin is really my uncle's dog, but he loves us all. Cute little guy, but he thinks he's a pit bull. He thinks he's tough. He reminds me of Scrappy Doo. The cocker spaniel has been with me since I was a young teen. She's getting up there in age, but she's still going strong. In addition I have a sizeable collection of various doggy paraphenelia. Stuffed dogs, figurines, things like that. I've collected off and on since I was a kid. So that's about it. I'm happy to find a place to chat about dogs. I hope to make many new friends here.