Dogs as accessories? Not into that and not what this post is about. Years ago we adopted a blue heeler who was on the "put down" list at a nearby shelter. He's handsome, intelligent and fiercely loyal. 

Having him in my life has been one of the most rewarding relationships I've had in learning about patience, personal boundaries and staying energetic and young.  

Here's a collection of images I find inspiring - that speaks to strength and inspiration between woman and dog. 

If you're looking for a dog companion - please adopt!