Amanda West is a teacher of special education and behavioral and developmental disabilities and the proud, doting mother of Truman, an adorable Beagle-Feist mix! After losing her kitty and best friend, Elle at 17 years old, one year ago this month, she wasn’t quite sure she was ready to open her heart to another kitty. The loss of Elle had been more difficult than she was prepared for and her father wanted to heal her aching heart. He suggested she get a puppy, actually, he insisted and it seems daddy knows best! He found Truman at the Tupelo Animal Rescue. Truman has some real moves, and he pulled all of them out that day to win the prize of adoption!Truman is an explorer by nature, and when his little nose gets going, he sounds like a pig rooting out truffles! When asked how life has changed raising a puppy Amanda likened it to raising a child, “up throughout the night, potty accidents, teething, visits to grandma and grandpa’s, and play dates at the dog park!” She’s taught him some human moves too! “He sleeps just like me, and even pulls the covers up with his teeth just over his shoulder” she exclaimed!We celebrate Amanda and Truman this month and dedicate their selection as Pet Family of the Month in memory of Elle.