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Dogs can bring happiness to even the saddest person. They bring out the best in someone, and they're always there for you. This is one of the many reasons I love dogs so much. That, and the fact that I've grown up always having at least three. My family is definitely a dog family; all of us love being around dogs, and we always have so many and want more and more. Right now, we have 4. Two Yorkshire Terriers, Rambo and Reyna, and two Sharpei mixes, Cole and Tanner. Cole and Tanner are my babies; the loves of my life. However, we didn't always have them both. It was Thanksgiving break when my family decided to get another dog. We looked at countless adoption websites until we finally chose one. They were having a sale of puppies at a local Petco for a new litter of Sharpeis. We were told they were pure bred, so we decided to go. When we arrived, my stepdad set his eyes on a beautiful black puppy, while my mom and I loved a smaller light brown one. Both had huge wrinkles, consuming their entire body- a Sharpei signature trait. Just one look into their adorable puppy eyes and we were sold; it was like love at first sight! The woman selling the dogs told us if we fostered the two for a couple weeks, we could keep both or just one at a lower price, so of course we agreed. On the drive home with the sleeping puppies, we started to think of names, although my stepdad made it very clear that we would only be keeping one; probably the black one. So we settled on the name Cole for the black puppy, and Tanner for the brown one. The next two weeks felt as though we had two newborn twins; exhausting, yet the good moments were great and everything they did was so cute! We all lost countless hours of sleep listening to the lonely whines of the puppies; they just wanted someone to hold them and cuddle with them. Of course I wanted to, but my parents told me we had to leave them alone at night or else they would become dependent on having us with them all the time. They were so adorable, just looking at them made me smile. I came home right after school every day just to be able to play with them and watch them do cute puppy things. I remember how hard it had been for our other dogs to get used to the idea that they were not the center of attention anymore-there were new dogs that deserved our attention. At that point, we had five dogs in our house. Quickly everyone got used to it though, and all our dogs got along. Those two short weeks couldn't have gone by any faster! All of us fell in love with Cole and Tanner, but we knew we would have to give Tanner back. My mom and I cried, and we asked for the woman to call us if Tanner found a good home. Soon, we got the news that he did, and all of us moved on with our exciting lives with our new adorable puppy, Cole. A few months later, we received some interesting news. My stepdad takes our dogs to a doggy daycare place close by his work while none of us are home, or when it is too cold outside. The woman who owns the business called our family one day, and told us that she had just rescued a dog that looked exactly like our dog, Cole. She said he was a light brown color with golden eyes, and he and Cole were attached to each other from the moment she introduced him. We wondered if maybe it was one of Cole's brothers, so we went in one day to find out. On the mystery dog's paperwork, we found out that he came from the same adoption agency as Cole- and he was in fact from the same litter of puppies! We became even more intrigued, and asked to see the puppy because we wondered if it might be Tanner, the puppy we had fostered earlier on. She let him out to see us, and he ran straight to my stepdad and licked him and ran over to all of us, tail wagging 100 miles a minute; he was so excited. I noticed a white spot on his chest- the same one that Tanner had. I also noticed the shape of his tail was exactly the same- it was crinkled and looked like someone had stepped on it. We all knew it was Tanner, but we also knew something wasn't right. He looked very skinny- you could see his ribs, and his nails were torn down all the way. The woman told us that he had been abused at the first family he was adopted to. He had been chained up outside all day and night, and would scratch at his kennel nonstop. That family had also deprived him of food and water for a long time, causing him to eat and drink too much too fast. He never knew when he would be able to quench his thirst or stop his hunger again. Everyone in our family agreed that we would take care of him until they had found a new family for him. We took him home, and it was obvious that he remembered us and our house. He was so happy and so excited to be with his brother, and familiar, friendly people. Eventually, we realized that giving Tanner away just was not an option. It was meant to be that he came back into our lives, and we knew it was our job to take care of him and raise him. The thought of Tanner possibly ending up in another abusive family was too much to bear. All of us knew that it was going to be a huge commitment- after all; we now had 5 dogs to take care of! But we also knew it was the best decision for everyone, including Tanner. We soon realized that these dogs were not purebred Sharpeis, they were in fact a mix of Sharpei, Doberman, and lab. They've turned out to be much bigger dogs than we had initially expected, but I love them all the same. Every day when I come home from work or school, they run to greet me, and they always know how to make my day! I would do anything for my babies Colie and Tan, and I know they'd do the same for me. Now, I have two huge, loud, rambunctious, loving, and protective dogs to call my own, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
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              Dogs can bring happiness to even the saddest person. They bring out the best in someone, and they're always there for you. This is one of the many reasons I love dogs so much. That, and the fact that I've grown up always having at least three. My family is definitely a dog family; all of us love being around dogs, and we always have so many and want more and more. Right now, we have 4. Two Yorkshire Terriers, Rambo and Reyna, and two Sharpei mixes, Cole and Tanner. Cole and Tanner are my babies; the loves of my life. However, we didn't always have them both.
             
              It was Thanksgiving break when my family decided to get another dog. We looked at countless adoption websites until we finally chose one. They were having a sale of puppies at a local Petco for a new litter of Sharpeis. We were told they were pure bred, so we decided to go. When we arrived, my stepdad set his eyes on a beautiful black puppy, while my mom and I loved a smaller light brown one. Both had huge wrinkles, consuming their entire body- a Sharpei signature trait. Just one look into their adorable puppy eyes and we were sold; it was like love at first sight! The woman selling the dogs told us if we fostered the two for a couple weeks, we could keep both or just one at a lower price, so of course we agreed.
             
              On the drive home with the sleeping puppies, we started to think of names, although my stepdad made it very clear that we would only be keeping one; probably the black one. So we settled on the name Cole for the black puppy, and Tanner for the brown one. The next two weeks felt as though we had two newborn twins; exhausting, yet the good moments were great and everything they did was so cute! We all lost countless hours of sleep listening to the lonely whines of the puppies; they just wanted someone to hold them and cuddle with them. Of course I wanted to, but my parents told me we had to leave them alone at night or else they would become dependent on having us with them all the time. They were so adorable, just looking at them made me smile. I came home right after school every day just to be able to play with them and watch them do cute puppy things. I remember how hard it had been for our other dogs to get used to the idea that they were not the center of attention anymore-there were new dogs that deserved our attention. At that point, we had five dogs in our house. Quickly everyone got used to it though, and all our dogs got along. Those two short weeks couldn't have gone by any faster! All of us fell in love with Cole and Tanner, but we knew we would have to give Tanner back. My mom and I cried, and we asked for the woman to call us if Tanner found a good home. Soon, we got the news that he did, and all of us moved on with our exciting lives with our new adorable puppy, Cole.
             
              A few months later, we received some interesting news. My stepdad takes our dogs to a doggy daycare place close by his work while none of us are home, or when it is too cold outside. The woman who owns the business called our family one day, and told us that she had just rescued a dog that looked exactly like our dog, Cole. She said he was a light brown color with golden eyes, and he and Cole were attached to each other from the moment she introduced him. We wondered if maybe it was one of Cole's brothers, so we went in one day to find out. On the mystery dog's paperwork, we found out that he came from the same adoption agency as Cole- and he was in fact from the same litter of puppies! We became even more intrigued, and asked to see the puppy because we wondered if it might be Tanner, the puppy we had fostered earlier on. She let him out to see us, and he ran straight to my stepdad and licked him and ran over to all of us, tail wagging 100 miles a minute; he was so excited. I noticed a white spot on his chest- the same one that Tanner had. I also noticed the shape of his tail was exactly the same- it was crinkled and looked like someone had stepped on it.
             
              We all knew it was Tanner, but we also knew something wasn't right. He looked very skinny- you could see his ribs, and his nails were torn down all the way. The woman told us that he had been abused at the first family he was adopted to. He had been chained up outside all day and night, and would scratch at his kennel nonstop. That family had also deprived him of food and water for a long time, causing him to eat and drink too much too fast. He never knew when he would be able to quench his thirst or stop his hunger again.
             
              Everyone in our family agreed that we would take care of him until they had found a new family for him. We took him home, and it was obvious that he remembered us and our house. He was so happy and so excited to be with his brother, and familiar, friendly people. Eventually, we realized that giving Tanner away just was not an option. It was meant to be that he came back into our lives, and we knew it was our job to take care of him and raise him. The thought of Tanner possibly ending up in another abusive family was too much to bear. All of us knew that it was going to be a huge commitment- after all; we now had 5 dogs to take care of! But we also knew it was the best decision for everyone, including Tanner.
             
              We soon realized that these dogs were not purebred Sharpeis, they were in fact a mix of Sharpei, Doberman, and lab. They've turned out to be much bigger dogs than we had initially expected, but I love them all the same. Every day when I come home from work or school, they run to greet me, and they always know how to make my day! I would do anything for my babies Colie and Tan, and I know they'd do the same for me. Now, I have two huge, loud, rambunctious, loving, and protective dogs to call my own, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
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