This is one of my two dogs. Maya was a stray who showed up in my neighborhood one day. We already have a 15lb bichon frise, which my boys don't really care for. He (Baxter) is somewhat of a yappy dog and they've been asking for a larger dog for quite a few years that they could really wrap their arms around. Well, along came Maya. My sons took to her immediately and after they fed her (without my permission) of course she stuck around. By the end of the week, we had officially adopted her.
Being the only other girl in the house, she and I are best buds. She's such a sweet dog, unless she viciously barking that is. I can't imagine not having her.