I came home from work to find the house all decorated romantically. The lights were dim and there were little votive candles all over, including on the dining room table. As I walked in the door, my boyfriend took my purse and greeted me. I could hear soft mood music in the background. I was led to the table, which had been set for a romantic meal. I sat down, and he poured me a drink and served me my dinner. He had ordered Italian food from our favorite little restaurant in town. We have a little Pomeranian dog named Bella that came into the room as we were eating. I noticed that as she moved, she was making some extra ringing noises from her collar. He mentioned that he had purchased her a new hot pink collar. When I picked her up to see it, I saw that he had engraved a large heart shaped ID tag to say "Will you marry me? " As I looked up, he was down on one knee, popping the question. It was so great that he incorporated our little dog because she is like a child to us. It was a totally original idea, and now I have something to keep forever when I retell the story to our children.