What is your dog's breed? (If you have more than one dog, please list a name followed by breed.)
I'm an associate editor/writer/photographer for a weekly community newspaper in coastal North Carolina. I love rural living and the beach, and I have the best of both worlds right here where I live. I am owned by two male, long-haired dachshunds, Justus and Cody, who mean the world to me. Justus is a red brindle, and Cody is black and tan.
What is one thing your dog does that reminds you to open your heart and love more deeply?
My dogs are both rescues, and Justus was a victim of neglect that was taken from his previous owner by the court system. When I first brought him home nearly three years ago, he was very distrusting. He would eat his food and then carry his food bowl around with him wherever he went. Now, he shows me every day that he trusts me, which fills my heart with joy.