Meet Nellie. Thanks to a good Samaritan, Nellie and her litter mates were rescued from the side of the road and turned over to a local rescue.
"I adopted her when she was 4 months old," Nellie's mom told us via email. "It was just me and her for a long time so she turned into my shadow, my best friend and my heart."
'Scuse us, we have something in our eyes.
Age: "16 (I turn 17 on Valentine's Day!)"
Most likely to be found: "Wherever my mom is. I have to know where she is at all times and have to be in the same room as her."
Sworn enemy: "Delivery drivers. My job is to guard my house, so stay away!"
Weirdest thing I have ever done: "Scared someone with my smile. I guess showing my pearly whites was too much."
Yearbook quote: "My mom says I am spoiled but at least I'm not rotten!"
"Below is a pic of me as a puppy. Wasn't I the cutest? Still am."