The Dot has been a part of our family for about 10 or 11 years. She was a stray that arrived at the home of a friend of ours named Juanita. Juanita loved animals, especially dogs. She was an avid hunter and raised bird dogs, even in her 80's. Someone thought Dottie looked like one of Juanitas dogs and brought The Dot to Juanita. Juanita called us because we had just put our old dog down, and it was love at first site.