My Pet: Red, my soulmate, gave me so much
She was a cutie and a snooty. She only liked me and showed indifference to everyone else for the most part. She had me on a pedestal from day one and even when I toppled off, she forgave me every time.
Everything about her wanted to protect me, at eight weeks old she fought off any bird, bee, fly, or creature that ventured within earshot of us and she continued like that.
But, of course, there were things that she couldn't stop - like two unhinged wild labs who tore my flesh open, or a time of sickness when I feared I wouldn't be able to walk her again. She helped me back from any catastrophe, always.