Pico is our long-haired German shepherd who has been a true delight and blessing in our family. I feel she is very much like a Sawtelle dog in many of her characteristics. She is very attuned to me emotionally—when I am happy or sad she seems to know.
Believe it or not, there have been times when I've called to her in my mind and she will come to me. This has happened on multiple occasions. Once, I happened to be upstairs and I called to her to come, and the next thing I knew, I heard her paws clicking on the hardwood floor and she presented herself to me. Pico is most especially kind to and loves children, of which there is an abundant supply in our neighborhood.