When Barkley died, we were heartbroken and moped around for a month before we could think of getting a replacement. Shadow filled the void left by Barkley's loss. When we went looking for a new dog, we went to all three dog pounds in the county. Shadow was in the next to last cage in the last place we visited. As soon as we made eye contact, i knew she was our new canine companion. Her original name was Mid-Knight, which we thought was a little masculine for her.