Our guy turns 9 today. His second birthday with us. Last year on his birthday I did a rescue on Marty's day. He understood completely. We have no idea of his life prior to getting him in November of 2006. Sometimes I look into his eyes and wonder what ever went on in his previous homes? We heard there were four. We have figured out things with him by chance...like last year when he ran onto the dock and jumped into OUR boat. A boat he had never seen before! We also think he may have been left outside in a backyard for long periods of time as he barks at birds and planes (looking up), but doesn't bark at cars, or ground level stuff...strange. A lot of times I wonder, "what was I thinking"....he's older, has smelly breath, and makes all kinds of noises....then he looks at me and I know he's where he is meant to be. Happy Birthday to our Marty!