Tonka's mom says: Tonka, fully named Honky â€œTonkaâ€ Joe, is the love of my life. I call him my â€œlittle manâ€ for a reason; his aura and actions are often very human. He gets grumpy and he has some OCD qualities, like if I take a toy away that he is obsessing over, he will search endlessly, grunting and whining like a child until the toy is found. This can go on for an entire day. I can talk to him in complete sentences and he understands what Iâ€™m saying. If you know a bully, you understand. Some people would find the way we communicate annoying because he is so stubborn, but I just think it adds to his human qualities which makes him so endearing. Iâ€™ve never seen a dog attract so much attention and touch so many peopleâ€™s lives. This includes our baby niece, my best friend who has five cats and says she hates all dogs except Tonka, and my husbandâ€™s grandmother who is terrified of all dogs. Then there is my grandmother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimerâ€™s when Tonka was a newborn but always (so far) remembers and loves Tonka. Itâ€™s an honor to be his mommy because he brings joy not just to our household but everyone he comes in contact with.