I had a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever who was really abused. She was about 6 months old when some lame red neck dumped her off in an ice storm in East St. Louis. She was totally afraid of men when the foster mom brought her over and would not come near me but she was all over my kids. What is really odd, she totally ignored my ex wife. At the end of the visit she came over my right shoulder and licked me from my neck to my ear. She left her head on my shoulder until I kissed her nose and licked her ear. The baby dog was a devoted baby girl until she died. I cried real tears (only the second time in my life) when I had to put her down. She would not come to my ex, my kids only to myself when she knew it was time. So now she is waiting for me to take her to the summerlands, meet the Lord and Lady and play again with her best friend. She always looked at me to kiss her and thus the name.
I am not interested in superficial people. I have dated them and am now burned out. What you see is what you get; only one thing; if we click I will be as loyal as Zinnia (my little Nova Scotia girl).