Mercedes is 7 yrs old but has been apart of our family for just a year. She has brought us so much love and joy and is always happy to see me when I get home, even though I'm just boring old me. Our neighbors love her. Last year during a community garage sale, we tied her up outside to sit with us. I made a sign for her that read "Free Petting". Everyone just loved her! Young and old. Children hugged her all day. They next day we were on our walk and a little girl walked up to me and asked "Is it still free to pet her?". It was precious. We couldn't have gotten more lucky with our wonderful addition.