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My Walter is a German Shepherd/Cattle Dog mix. My story is that I had spent the month of November, 2010 with my sister and our father as he passed from colon cancer. I came home to find that my employer wasn't really as happy to have me back as he said and I left his employment. Christmas came and went along with the New Year and I was on a roller coaster of emotions and wrong anti-depressant medication. In May, 2011, our sweet Beagle, Bobbie Sue, suffering from fluid on her heart, had a "stroke" and upon taking her to the emergency vet at Purdue Univ. were told that there was nothing that they could do. My daughter and I decided to do the best for her and she passed a short time later. As my medication wouldn't let me sleep, I, at 3:30 a.m., was on Petfinder and typed in German Shepherd. Our first dog as a married couple had been a Shepherd and my husband had always wanted another. After looking at a few pages I saw the sweetest black and white face. I felt in my heart he was mine. On Sunday morning my husband, daughter and myself drove 2 hrs. to Lafayette, IN, went in the puppy room and there he was. We brought him home that day and he became my constant companion. We went to obedience classes and were together always. In September we went back and whomever had adopted his brother had returned him. Love at first sight again and now Pauly is with us too. They knew each other immediately. But Walter, he's my baby. Because I cried so much when he first came to us, because I was grieving, to this day, if I cry, he is immediately by my side, licking my face, comforting me. He was my reason to get up in the morning. I had someone that needed me as much as I need them. Thank you Walter, for saving me.

Angela Morenz
wheatfield, IN

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