This is Chocolate. She is the inspiration for the book and this is her story. I hope my telling does it the justice her life and the way she lived it deserves. As any of her friends would tell you, she was special and she had a special way with people. Those of you who have or have had pups are familiar with that phenomenon. She loved life, and more so her friends. She lived to get out and visit her friends. I dedicate her story to her friends, old and new.
I'm here writing this book to memorialize and honor my friend who shared her 14 years, which passed much to quick, with me. Her companionship affected me more than anything else I've encountered in my life, and I hope this effort fully expresses that.