Shortly after my
wife and I married we searched for a dog that would fit our
personalities and be the right fit for urban living with a
temperament for children (in the future). With some
research we read about a breed, yet to be recognized by the
AKA, but with an interesting history. The breed came
from Cuba and dated back in centuries with stories of
Italian merchants offering them as gifts to affluent Cubans.
found a fun connection to our Italian and Cuban families.
Further reading about the temperament of the breed made our
Our dog became a
favorite among all in the family. Toward the end of her
life she developed S.A.R.D.S. and died of kidney problems,
possibly due to the massive food recall in early 2007.
We never thought
one could be so attached to a pet, but this breed (as with
most pets) seem to live only to please their families.
After many requests from our children we decided to "adopt"
Our first dog will always hold a
special place in our heart and those she touched.