Abby, a 6-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever living in Michigan’s Ann Arbor area, never goes anywhere without her balls.

More: We often call Abby our little tornado of fun or destruction, depending on the day. She is loyal, passionate, stubborn and maybe too intelligent for her own good - and ours! She shows everyone love, even strangers, but will chirp at you if there’s a ball in front of her and you aren’t throwing it. She loves the outdoors, but she’s at her cutest when she is a snuggle bug on the couch, even if that means sprawling herself all over you and making sure you don’t leave. She tests our wits at times, but she really is the perfect Chessie.