This was Sadie, our German Shepherd. We got her when I was 10yrs old and she was like *my* dog. We had such an incredible bond. She was amazing with the family but became very territorial when it came to strangers and had turned pretty aggressive. When she was 4yrs old (I was 14) she attacked a workerman who came up to our house unexpectedly and got put down by AC.
I came home from my FIRST day of high school in a brand new city and was completely devastated. I cried for days and I still miss her.
^you can see "my" first dog Daisy too in this pic. She was a Golden who lived to be around 11. I need to get pics of her on my computer.
Here is me & Daisy in 1993-ish, maybe 1994.