I adopted Barney when he was 3 months old, after he had been brought to HSHV by the Love Train from Tennessee. It was love at first sight, he had the goofiest wrinkly face and I was so excited to have a companion because I had recently moved out of my parents’. Barney is now 5 and we live in Ontario, Canada! He is a Velcro dog who loves to go on adventures with me. He also gets to spend lots of time on Lake Nipissing with his “cousins” (my parents’ dogs). He also needs to be tucked in every night and sleeps with his head on the pillows right next to me.

I couldn’t have asked for a better friend, I thank the universe for him every day. I’m beyond grateful for HSHV for my companion. In the photo is Barney (on the left) and his “cousin” Caillie. We are standing on frozen Lake Nipissing.