One of the best decisions that I made in 2011 was deciding to rescue a dog. I got Brody in June of 2011 from Lost Dog & Rescue. I wanted to rescue a dog because, like everyone and everything, a dog needs a home and a life to share with. Brody has been special to me because his smiling face (if he could smile – it’s more like happiness and joy) and his wagging tail greet me every time I come home. Brody’s exuberantly wagging tail is the first thing I see every morning, and his cuddly, furry body is what I fall asleep to every evening. I should be embarrassed to admit how much I love Brody, but I’m not. He’s my pet, he’s my best friend, and he’s my boy.