One hot summer day in July of 2005, I was at the LS Animal Shelter killing time. I walked down Aisle 1 and made the U-Turn …. my eyes locked with the most beautiful cocker spaniel. I rushed to the office and “put my name on the list.” While I really was not in the market for a dog, our eyes and hearts immediately connect. He was required to stay impounded for 9 long, hot days. I visited him twice daily, took ice for his water bowl, put FrontLine on him for fleas, and walked him during each visit. Finally, I received the call that he was mine. We took a trip to the groomer and then to Starbucks where he was served a cup of cream. In one day he went from a flea-infested pound puppy to my soul puppy and best friend.