It's amazing how quickly time flies by. A year ago we were on our way to Belgium (Lommel) to a shelter for homeless dogs.
On the internet we found a black dog that catched our interest. (We just lost our black cocker spaniel Paco). We didn't want a puppy, but a senior dog. We ended in the middle of "nowhere", at a farm with some pigsheds and a lot of dogs. She didn't smell very nice, she was much bigger than I thought, she wasn't happy when we took her with us in the car, she was scratching all over her body (food allergy), and she was moving a little bit stiff. But we felt in love with her, especially Rob.
Well she turned out to be the sweetest dog you can imagine. No regrets.
Now it's one year later, in two months she will be 14 years old. She is a very happy dog now, in good condition (she still can walk 6 km), likes to play in the evening and with her own special food. Life can be good!!!