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  • This is our dog, Llano. She came into our lives after someone threw her from their car near the Llano, Tx airport. The hubby found her, gave her water and took her back to Austin in his small airplane. During the flight she proceeded to run under the pedals and nip at the heels of his student. I think that is when Niels figured she would fit in our family just fine.

    She hates to be scolded and when you do will spend the next hour staring face first into a corner of the room. It is her way of reminding us that praise is the way to her heart.

    She hates being left behind and as a puppy whenever we would wash our jeep in the front yard (we are a tad hillbilly) she would jump in the passenger seat and sit there whole time. It was her way of reminding us that she is always ready for the next adventure.

    She’s lived in Austin, Chapel Hill, Atlanta and from there took a long airplane ride to our new life in London. During our more nomadic times she has stayed with my in-laws in Holland, Belgium and Austria. She welcomed the New Year in a rustic cabin in France and spent a month in a seedy apartment in Berlin. She understands Dutch and finds it silly that I don’t.

    When we brought her to this windy Island we call home, the hubby arranged for her to sit next to him in a passenger seat in the airplane (that was when the airline was small and found these sorts of things amusing). He said as soon the plane took off she stared out the window and then looked at him like ‘I trust you on this’.

    I’d like to thank the person who chose to toss her out of their car. There act of meanness has added a whole lot of joy to our lives.
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