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For the love of Haley

One year ago today I made the best and worst decision of my life by adopting my 30lb miniature lab, Haley. In the year since Haley and I have been together I have lost one Douney and Bourke purse, one cell phone, one MP3 player, one digital camera, five pairs of shoes, all of my fancy throw pillows and even the pillows I sleep on, one lamp, 2 textbooks, 8 regular books, one monopoly board game, and one Wii Mote. I estimate her damages at about $2,000 worth of stuff. I have also suffered numerous falls on the sidewalk from being tugged too hard and one frightening tumble down the staircase. Yet one year, several bruises, and a lot less stuff later I love Haley to death. Haley is an incredibly protective dog. She barks menacingly anytime someone walks past our house (which in a condo community is more frequent that I care for). At night before we go to bed she "patrols" the downstairs to make sure no one is lurking by the doors or in our patio and then she stands guard at the …