This is a true story of GG and my life together told through blog post. It goes from the time I got her until present. I've tried to be informative so that you can understand how a person with no dog knowledge went on to having great love for a dog. I made plenty of mistakes along the way and there were times I would sit in my car to afraid to face her. We both survived the learning it took for me to know how to care for her. I I served in the military, however with all that training I was not prepared for what one little dog could do for my life. She taught me patience and understanding that I'll always have with me.
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