You will find me to be well spoken, energetic, confident, and personable, the type of person on whom you can rely. Having a dog in my life is worth it - walks outside, nudges with a wet nose, snuggling, morning puppy breath, and even the endless bags of poop. Eleanor was with me for 11 years, and losing her to cancer was one of the more excruciating experiences of my life. Eleanor was never "just a dog." The bond between a dog and its friend is strong and intense. No matter how stressed, tired, or bad I feel, the unconditional love of a dog can lift my spirits and make me feel warm and fuzzy.