They say “you’ll just know” when you find your next dog. I had no idea what that meant until I went to see Evie (formerly Peppertree Evelyn) at a Peppertree adoption event and burst into tears on first sight. That was my sign. We had a slow beginning because she needed knee surgery, so it was several months of recovery time before we could do fun things together. But I wouldn’t change a minute. We had extra bonding time and learned how to communicate with each other much faster. Now she is fully healed and I have the perfect dog for our family, cat sister Spinner included! This photo is from our first camping trip after surgery.

Jill and John McGarry