Also, never underestimate the love and loyalty of a dog. When I went to bed all broken up inside last night, Dakota, my husky cross, came right over to me. He placed his paw on my arm and just looked at me as if he were saying, "Mom, it's okay. I'm here, and everything will be alright again." He did this, even though I was angry and took out my frustrations on him by yelling at him for doing something petty earlier that day. *flattens her ears* >.< He always knows, even if I'm just a little bit upset, and he always makes a point to try to do what he can to cheer me up. And I love him to death. I love both my boys dearly and honestly do not know what I'd do without them.
So to Dakota I say, I'm sorry for yelling at you that day... and thank you for being a good boy to me, even though I've been a frustrated and bitchy mom lately. And thank you once again to all of my friends out there for the kind words and just being by my side! *heart!*