We got our dog Sunny from the county animal shelter a couple months after moving from New York City to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Like us, Sunny was a little out of her element and full of fear when we first adopted her. Slowly but surely she began to trust us while holding onto her absolute terror of all other people, especially cute little babies and toddlers. About eight months into our life with Sunny, we decided to plant beautiful and delicious things in our back yard. We filled pots with flowers and even planted some lettuce seeds in a little area near the swing set. Sunny was so submissive and obedient that it never dawned on us that she would eat everything we planted and drag our beautiful pots around the yard, sometimes breaking them. Everyday we would come home and find more damage done to our beautiful flowers, and everyday we would try to encourage her to please stop doing that. Weeks later I came home to find Sunny lounging and happily panting in what would become her favorite spot. There she was in the middle of our lettuce patch, only all of the lettuce was gone. I slowly walked up to her in disbelief, and she practically smiled at me as if to say, "Thank you for that wonderful salad." We've decided our yard looks just fine the way it is.