Ireland here, and do I have a story to tell! I’m a southern girl by birth, but just plain precocious if you ask my momma. The first 6 or 7 years of my life I spent in a puppy mill. Thank goodness some wonderful people in Missouri and Westie Rescue Southeast in Nashville helped shut it down and send the owner to jail! All I did was live in a wire cage and produce litters of West Highland white terriers (or Westies, for short). When I was rescued I was frightening to look at. My momma cried when she saw my very first photo.