My parents took my sister and I to the Animal Humane Society many times because we weren't allowed to have a dog of our own. One of the times we went there, we saw a dog we couldn't help but stare at. She was a beautiful, black Flat-coat Retriever. Her name was Sundance. Soon we took her into the room where you can visit the dogs. My parents started petting her and they loved her. They went out in the hallway and talked about getting her. It was almost Valentines day, and my dad, my sister, and I had somewhere to go. We left and my mom adopted Sundance and took her home. Before we came home, my mom took Sundance upstairs to her bathroom to hide her from us kids. She had jumped up on the bathroom counter and knocked down my moms make-up so she made a lot of noise. My dad made noise also so we couldn't hear her. Then my mom said, "Close your eyes!" So we did, and she went upstairs, got Sundance, and said, "Now open your eyes!" We opened our eyes and there was Sundance, our dream dog! We changed her name to Sadie. Now, when we got her, she was scared of pretty much everything. She would not play with a toy (she didn't know how), chase a ball, or chew a bone. We got her used to things, and now she isn't afraid of anything! She has a good home and we love her and she loves us!