My used-to-be-neighbor got himself a black lab puppy. The cute little puppy would be excited to see me when I came down my driveway and would run over to me, run circles around me and jump up on me with uncontainable excitement. It was very sweet. I loved it. Then this puppy grew and became a beautiful large dog who still could not contain his excitement at my arrival. He would still run circles around me and jump up on me, his whole body trembling with joy. (I know, I am THAT special!) I still thought it was sweet. I still loved it even as I struggled to maintain my balance. The dog's owner tried to train his precious doggy not to jump up on me, but I never minded. I've never been so well greeted by man or beast as I was by that gorgeous black lab. Sadly, the dog and his human moved away. Even more sadly, my beautiful welcome doggy did such a number on the floor in my neighbor's house (also owned by my landlord), that I am not allowed to have a dog of any size or shape or obedience level in my home ever. I miss my beautiful welcome doggie.