I got my Japanese Spitz, Haley when she was two. Now she is ten and we have been through a lot together, including a divorce. Unlike your book, I kept the dog and she is still with me in her forever home. She has a sweet nature, but does get into mischief. Her favorite naughty act is to get into the trash or wastebaskets. I still love her, despite this. She is a joy and loves to go on walks and play with her toys. She also loves food, probably the reason for her mischief.
(Submitted by Lenita)