Meet Duma. Her name means "cheetah" in Swahili. Yes, I'm aware that a cheetah is a cat. But a cheetah is also awesome, like my dog, okay?
Gerard Depardieu. He said that his roommate (the dogs owner) was going in for open-heart surgery soon and couldn't take care of them. I've been looking at dogs for a month now, going to the shelters, browsing petfinder.com...etc. But nothing clicked until Duma. She was really playful in the pen with the others, but was totally calm when anyone picked her up. All the puppies were that way. So I hung out for about 45 minutes playing with the puppies and making up my mind about taking one...and finally selected Duma! The other puppies were taken in by the shelters that were at the adopt-a-thon.