We currently have two dogs. Emmy is a Labrador / Pit Bull mix and Meko is a Labrador / Collie mix. Both dogs already had those names. I would have like to have named one of the dogs Cheeseburger, but that motion was soundly denied by my wife and son.
We originally adopted Emmy in August of 2008. We got her to be a companion for our son. At the time, we had a Shih Tzu that we had since 1997. Over time, Emmy bonded more with my wife and I, and after the Shih Tzu passed away, we began to look for a bigger dog to be a companion to Emmy. We went to a pet store that was doing adoptions in June of 2012 and met Meko. She immediately bonded with my son who wanted to know if we could get her. We left the store to go get Emmy to see how they would react to each other. Emmy and Meko acted as if they had known each other for a long time when they met. Meko came home with us that day. We think she really adopted us, not the other way around.
Both dogs come and get me every night after dinner for a walk and enjoy playing together every night before bed. Meko also likes to dig. She is currently working on putting a pool in for us.
A huge thanks to Ron Ousley, Routing Tech for Rug Doctor, for sharing his adoption story!