My frightening ordeal!!! After having and loving and been loved by my perfect little yorkshire terrier Mindy, who we had for 17 years I never thought another dog would come into my life. (let alone a very big dog):eek: A week before christmas ????? my daughter arrived, saying she had my christmas present if I wanted it, in walked my daughters boyfriend or rather he was pulled through the door. the most beautiful dog in all the world walked in , it was love at first sight, although Ginty just sat and growled and growled. My daughter explained Ginty had been passed from one person to another in her short two years, ignored and mostly kept in a cage with little contact from humans, but had come to the end of the line when the person who owned her was going to have her put down. (WHY??), bodily she was perfect her coat shone, and she looked very healthy.:rolleyes: My husband dashed out to the pet store and brought all the necessary items needed a bed big enough for four boxers, mattress, bowls, biscuits , dog food, lead, collar etc. Ginty was still sat growling and growling, I was really frightened , but there was something in Gintys eyes that made me love her and trust her.lovicon I tried to get her to sit in her new bed, no way, so I sat in it, then I stood in it and gently called her name:D :D :D :D yes she came and sat in her bed head hung low, still growling, then she peed on my feet:D :D that kinda broke the ice, she had claimed me:p :p :p I was hers, I went up to bed that night followed by her, and she has followed me everywhere ever since. It did take her a long time to trust other people, and she still hates all other dogs.my mother came to stay with us that christmas she really hated Ginty and vice a versa , Ginty just growled at my mum all the time she was staying with us, my mum went home and vowed she would never come to stay with us again as she was so frightened of Ginty. In the spring my mum was diagnosed with cancer and she came to stay with us, my daughter had time off work so my mum would not be alone with Ginty, one day when I got home from work, my mum was out in the garden playing one, two, three, with Ginty lovicon from then on they were close friends , my mum died that year, but at least she had got to know Ginty and they both loved each other.We have had Ginty now for 5 years and I cant imagine life without her. She is my shadow my friend, the love of my life.