This is my dog Nina. I got her by accident. I had just moved to Korea and missed having pets so I volunteered at an animal shelter. Nina was in a room there and got trampled by dogs who wanted my attention. I picked her up to protect her and basically never put her down. She was 10-12 yrs old, sick and so dirty but she was an amazing dog who went home with me that day.
She taught me patience, Korean (so she’d understand me and my commands) and love I had never had before for a pet. I fostered for yrs in Korea because of Nina and she helped train all the wild animals who came to our place. I flew her home to Canada where she eventually passed away around the age of 18 yrs old. I died a little that day too. No dog will ever be quite like her.