We had three older labs. My husband needed a kidney and I was not a match. So I put my kidney in a pool to increase the chance of him getting a transplant. We went into surgery in March. One lab passed in May then one in June. A litter of Great Danes were born in July. Labor Day weekend we were lucky enough to get the puppy that just might have saved our lives. Granite was not like any dog we had ever had. She picked me to be her person right away which was unusuall. She is sweet cute funny smart and rotten. She is the best thing that has happened to me.