I adopted Artemis nearly four years ago, and he quickly became my best friend.  He’s everything I was looking for in an adult dog and more.  I could go on, but what I really want to mention here is his effect on other people.  He’s immensely popular in my neighborhood.  On walks, people will stop their vehicles next to us or make special trips out of their houses just to ask about him and interact with him.  One of my neighbors was actually inspired by Artemis to adopt a dog of her own.  People’s faces light up when they see him, which is something I never anticipated and it always makes my day.