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We adopted our GSP from the local animal shelter. The worker told us we probably didn't really want him, he had been brought there, then adopted & returned twice before because he just didn't interact with people. My husband saw Odie curled up, trying to hide in the corner of the kennel and fell in love. He came home with us and that night went right to what was to become his chair and slept in it like he knew he belonged here. He's hilarious, bounces like Tigger, loves to play ball, and snuggling with his momma or sleeping in his daddy's lap.

I went through a serious bout of depression about a year after we got him and was taking sleeping pills every night and whenever my husband was gone so I didn't have to be awake and alone during the day. Odie stayed by my side, laid in my lap if I sat down and wouldn't let me out of his sight. One day I found myself staring at all the pills and thinking going to sleep would be so easy, and suddenly he started barking and howling- he'd never made a sound at all in the entire time we'd had him and it startled me. I stared at him for a while and it hit me that I couldn't leave him because I knew he wouldn't understand what was happening. I started taking him to the fields by the river to just run and play together and get out of the house. And eventually everything seemed normal again. And we've only heard him bark a couple times in the two years since then.

Every night before bed we snuggle for nighttime loves and I tell him he's momma's angel! So really - who rescued who?

Olympia, WA

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