I'm thankful for the opportunity to share my garden with my dog Scout. He is blind, diabetic and has thyroid disease and skin problems. He and his mom came to me about 18 months ago as the most undoglike dogs I had ever known. He had the personality of a filing cabinet and his mom Genie was an anxious, neurotic mess. My other three dogs immediately welcomed them into the pack and he's become my constant companion. He and Genie have become happy, silly, confident dogs who help harass the local squirrels and love to follow me around the garden.