She came into our family in January 2009 as a five-month-old, four previous owner, GSD puppy from Dogs Trust Canterbury with the name of Jess.
New life, new name so we called her Dusty. Luckily, she never grew into her feet which were huge for a puppy.
Our other dog, Bisto, was already with us and they lived together happily until March this year when we had to put Bisto to sleep at the age of 14.
We think Dusty mourned for a little while but now seems to enjoy being queen of the castle. We recently relocated to East Anglia where we still go out for a wander every day and despite being nearly 12, she still tries to chase every dog on the planet.