Our dog Surge passed away 2 years ago coming 1/16/14 at the age of 14.  He was a sheltie.  The most loyal, loving, beautiful dog ever.  I am sure everybody says that about their dog but he truly was.  He barked a lot in his younger years. Barked when anybody came into the house and left the house, barked at the  phone, barked at leaves blowing in the air.  As he got older he became deaf and was going blind.  As my husband says “pet ownership never ends well”.  That is an understatement.  He is missed everyday.  Today we are caring for our son’s dog Monster. Named Monster because his birthday is 10/31.  He will be 5 years old.  He is a mixed breed.  We love  him very much.  A great dog. A protective dog who loves our company.  We think we may have to keep him when our son moves out.

— Kerri from Montclair, NJ