We had Lottie since she was a puppy. We picked her up in Kent on the same day we got her 'sister' Bronny, a Golden Retriever from Ascot. She went on forever and ever - she lasted until the golden age of 16! She was a trooper. Lottie was calm, placid and loved children - we first got her when my brother was six months old and basically mothered us as children. Nothing phased her - including us crawling over her! She was a big, loving part of the family.