Arrival Story: My brother, Joel, begged my parents for a dog and my Mom went looking for a puppy. When my Mom arrived, she found Annie. However, another family with a toddler showed up wanting a puppy and Annie was the only one left. The mother proceeded to explain that their family needed to replace the puppy their toddler had drowned in a bath. The owner of Annie lied and said Annie was already promised to my mother. The murdering toddler and his parents departed the premises and the lady explained that my mom didn't have to take Annie, she just wasn't giving Annie to those horrible people. My Mom brought Annie home and the rest is history. Annie was born in 1993 and passed in her sleep in our backyard in the summer of 2001. She had diabetes and was blind when she passed. She was a wonderful dog and we miss her everyday!