Thank you all for your great questions. I plan on doing a post tomorrow with my answers. But there was one question that I felt deserved an entire post. Redfrog27 asked how I acquired Sophie. Here is the story about how the sweetest dog came to live with me:
In September 1998 I was doing an internship for my bachelors degree. I was working at a Emergency Assistance program in the inner city. My second week there I pulled into the parking lot and saw this little black puppy running around. It was not uncommon to see stray dogs just roaming the streets, so I really didn't think too much about this puppy. The security camera monitors were at the front desk and I kept looking in them seeing this little puppy running around and I was so afraid it was going to get hit. I then decided that if this puppy was outside at lunch time I would take it home. Well, when lunch time came I went outside and couldn't find the puppy anywhere. I was kind of relieved because I already had a dog. Around 3:00 I went on a home visit and when I arrived back at the building I saw the puppy across the street. I yelled "puppy puppy" and it came running towards me. So I picked her up and told her "If you are here when I get off at 4:30 then I will take you home."