This is a branch off of my original thread, "New puppy needs training asap *Updates and training tips for your puppies!* in the Predators and Pests category. I figured it would fit best here. This thread is about a very special puppy that came to my family in August, 2012. I feel compelled to write about her because of her quirks, and the fact that she has made an impact on my life that I never thought a dog would make, being a cat person, and having been one all my life. These are Naga's stories, and our stories about the journey we are taking together. Naga's saga, if you will Please enjoy, and feel free to share stories about your special furry family members as well. August 17th was an exciting day on the Funny Farm. It was the farmer's birthday! The farmer's wife had spent all day preparing a special dinner and an entertaining evening for him once he got off work. She had just gotten home with the groceries and was scurrying past the wooded area alongside the carport, making her way to her front door when she heard a rustle. "Probably the neighbors's bantams", she thought. They were cute as could be so she walked a bit closer to the bushes to see what she could see. It was not a flock of bantams. A small, skinny puppy fell out of a bush in front of her. This is no fancy narrative. This little puppy tumbled out of the bush as if she had tripped over her big paws trying to come out. The farmer's wife stared in amazement, wondering what to do next. The answer to her quandary came as soon as the roughed up pup looked up at her with a teary eye. One of the eyes was half blue, on the bottom half, making her look like she was constantly crying. Well, that was the end of it. Though the farmer's wife didn't particularly care for dogs, there was nothing for it. She scooped the puppy up in her arms and took her in the house for a bath and a bit of scrambled egg. The bond was formed instantly. What a strange feeling! This had only happened with cats before. What was with this puppy? She did wonderful during the bath, seemed to enjoy it even. Surely she did, because the fleas were abandoning ship and she received what was perhaps her first ever scratch behind the ears. The puppy didn't act afraid as if she had been abused, but she had definitely been ignored all her life. In fact, the farmer's wife later found out that an uncaring but unknown person had intentionally dumped her down their road like trash. Luckily, the farmer's wife had some dog equipment left over from their first dog, who had passed away about a year before. She kept the puppy entertained with old toys while she finished preparing for the farmer's birthday dinner, all the while wondering how on earth she was going to explain this puppy to him, as she had already come to the decision that the puppy had to stay. The farmer came home shortly after dinner was done. It was dark in the bedroom when he went in to find his comfy shoes, but not so dark that he couldn't see the silhouette of the old dog crate on the floor. "Sugar....what's the dog crate doing out?" He asked. The farmer's wife had not quite had time to prepare a convincing speech. "Well...There was an accident...." She said. "What kind of accident?" The farmer's wife was about to just come out and say it, but that was when the puppy squealed a little. "Umm....Happy birthday?" the farmer's wife laughed, a little nervously. The farmer let out a huge sigh, and turned the light on to have a look. There she was, in all her scrawny pitifulness, and she caught his gaze with her teary eye. To this day, the farmer's wife thinks there is something extra special about that cracked glass eye that has a powerful captivating quality, because what came out of the farmer's mouth next was a surprise! "Alright, we can keep her." And that is how the sad little forgotten puppy who never had a friend before found a home, by falling out of a bush.