Looking over some of these thread topics is depressing. So in order to brighten the mood, share one of your happiest and most cherished memories. I'll start off with mine.

When I was 11 years old, I asked my dad for a puppy. He said no way in hell are we getting a dog (he said this many times). One day my mom dropped me off at my dads and he is holding something in his hand when I walked in the door. It was hard to see since it was dark in our house. He turned on the lights and he was holding a three month old Rottweiler puppy. I was so happy and excited to see her. She turned out to be the best dog we have ever had.