In June, my wife Carole and I had our lives change for the better.

For years, a young lady named Penny Myers would bring dogs and cats to the radio station from the Capital Area Humane Society. She is a wonderful person. She would always try to get me to take home one of the dogs that she would bring to the station.

After I was married, we would always have dogs. But when my stepson moved to Dallas to join his sister, brother-in-law and nephew, there was a void when he took Emmie with him. She is just a great dog too. I missed her so much.

So I started thinking maybe it was time to get our own dog. Fast forward to when I saw Penny at the radio station. I told her it was time for me and Carole to get our own dog. She told me they had a new group of dogs that came in from Nassau, Bahamas.

I said are you kidding me? She laughed and said no really they're called Pot Cake dogs. I asked her why are they called that? She said that people in the Caribbean feed the stray dogs rice and beans that are burned on the bottom of the pans when they cook. That’s why they're called Pot Cake dogs.

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Carole was out of town with her cousin Denise and I had gone to meet Penny to see these dogs from Nassau. She brought me into this room and there was a beautiful golden-colored dog. She introduced me to my new true love Missy.

I skyped Carole and we both fell in love with her. That day she became our dog.

It’s now February and she has been nothing but spectacular. Missy is so athletic, loveable, beautiful and just a complete character.

If you are looking for a great pet, go to any rescue facility in this country and your life will change for the better. We love our Pot Cake girl Missy.

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