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Willow is the third dog that I have had as an adult. We had all sorts of strays when I was growing up. The first dog I owned on my own was a lab. The dog was a real knothead. We probably should not have owned a dog at that time as we had to keep him tied up while we were at work. We were young and dumb. Anyway, that dog and our neighbor's lab both disappeared at the same time. We think they were stolen. Then we adopted a mutt from the shelter. Bonnie was probably part hound of some sort. Had her for 12-14 years until she failed and we had to grant her peace. My dog prior Willow was my heart dog. She was a Pembroke corgi and I loved her with all my heart and sole. I lost her in February to degenerative myelopathy. After caring for her and having to constantly lift and carry her for a year or so, I knew my next dog needed to weigh much less. I swore I would always have a corgi, but I knew if I had to care for another 30 lb. dog like I did Foxy, it would be harder as I got older. So, after researching I settled on a havanese. A bonus is the very light shedding which is so nice as I don't have to shave my clothes like I did with Foxy! I really was torn between miniature schnauzers and cavaliers, also. But I have seen some pretty yappy schnauzers, and cavaliers seem to have some pretty significant health issues. So, here I am with Willow and couldn't be happier.
Jackie & Willow