Lily, the big black dog

Six months losing my beloved maltese, we decided that our golden retriever was lonely and decided to adopt a rescue dog. We took our then 4 year old daughter, Madison, to the shelter and started looking at the puppies. She made a beeline for a cage 1/2 way down the row. Madison fell in love with the 5 lb, 9 week old, shelty mix who inhabited the cage. Not wanting another big dog, the volunteers told me not to worry. The puppy's mom was a shelty, so the puppy wouln't get more than 25 lbs...MAX! We adopted her and named her Lily. Lily is now 3 1/2 and a whopping 60 lbs.....who knew she was mixed with Clifford the big red dog! Just like Clifford, the little girl who owns her loves Lily so much she grew and grew and grew. She is one of a kind and she is all ours.
Kerin Smith
Naperville, IL