Last year, my daughter acquired Sandy. Last week, she acquired Skyy.
We're not sure how old she is but she can't be more than a couple months, at the most. She loves to play and sleep and eat and pee and poo, and not in that order. We crated her the second night, after she went my daughter's bed the first night, and she cried practically the whole night, wanting to be let out of the crate. I gave strict orders to the kids not to give in to her, no matter what. Next night, she didn't cry so much, and then by the third night, she went right to sleep. By day, she must be taken outside constantly or she has accidents all the time, everywhere. I convinced the kids to keep her on a leash so that we can control her more. I've read that she has about an hour of bladder control for every month old she is. Of course, every time she wakes up she has to be walked...and every time she eats or drinks...and, well, you get the idea. She is very good about going once she is outside. Several times, I've caught her in the act and she'll finish outside, so hopefully, it won't be too terribly long before she is fully house broken. It's funny, the day before she came, I was looking at carpet samples, ready to do the house. Boy, I'm glad I didn't!
She's about twelve pounds and growing like a weed. I swear I can see her growing! I'm not sure how big she's going to get but my best guess is around 35-45 pounds. Sheila says she's Australian Shepherd crossed with something? Anyone care to guess??
Oh, and she chews on everything! We bought her some rawhides and she loves them. Between those, and the old dog toys we have laying around the house, I sure hope she stays away from the shoes and furniture.
I'm not so sure about having another dog after losing Buddha but she sure is a cutie! Unfortunately, Sandy is feeling rather jealous of her. Sheila keeps saying that she doesn't need to keep her- that she can give her back, but I seriously think she is here to stay. This is one of the reasons why I haven't posted about her previously. I guess time will tell.