My dog Maya was born in the Bahamas in June of 2008. As a stray dog from the Bahamas she is known as a "potcake." She was rescued by a veterinarian and brought to New York state, where my family found her in our local SPCA. She was 4 months old when we welcomed her into our home, she was a sweet innocent little yellow puppy. Now, she is almost 3 years old, and she is the queen of our house. That's the American dream; she came to this country as a stray and she has made herself a queen.