You know, I've had 2 dogs in my life that went 16 years apiece, and after the last one passed, I figured that was it, I am done breaking my heart. My kids grew up with our last dog, a mini shepherd, and as they matured and moved out, I figure it was time to worry about nobody but me (and my wife of 30 years). My niece allowed us to babysit a pair of Chihuahua's twice a year, dogs that I had no particular affinity for. I considered Chihuahua's annoying, yapping, bug eyed rat dogs that were simply a pain in the ass. But these dogs were different, well behaved, quiet, and fun to be around. My wife fell in love, and after a two year exhaustive search, we rescued a little girl that has won our hearts in a short amount of time. Three pounds of absolute monster and kisses. Let's hear your touching "I love my dog" story.