I made aliyah by myself, and I wanted a companion here in Israel. I found the shelter, and visited it several times, falling in love with a different dog each time. On the fourth visit, I saw Lily. She was a very pretty older pup, and she reminded me of a beloved dog of mine that had passed away. But I knew she was the dog for me when she cleverly stole some food from another dog, and quickly hid under a trailer. Yes! She is a smart one! Now we live together with a few cats that worship her, and she and I run my errands together, on foot or on the bus. People often want to pet her and say ''''Ezeh hamoood!'''' She''''s my good girl.