I'm proud of all my dogs - here and on the other side, but
my Joie is a special case. Rescued from an abusive home, not well equipped
to deal with strangers in general - he's had to take the role of pack leader
after the death of Carlos and Poco in the last year and a half.
He is so amazingly protective of Mateo and Stella when we venture out to the dog park or just walk down the street. And he's actually let some men and children pet him ( when I got him, he would bark madly at any man or child that might walk past the front window ! ).
He's a brave little boy, and ridiculously cute to boot.