We can’t believe we’ve had Abby one month. She is doing wonderful. We started her in obedience training and the trainer calls her “smarty pants” and what a sweet dog she is. She is doing well in training. We are very lucky. We have a few names for her (and probably more as the time goes by). My husband has taken to calling her “Princess” (or sometimes he’ll say “where’s my girlfriend” and her ears perk right up and goes right to him. (whatever he calls her, she goes right to him) =o) After my alarm goes off in the morning and I hit snooze, she comes right on over and lays her face beside mine and I might get a little kiss to wake me up again. (love that). She is still very timid when people come in and our visitors know that she needs a little time and she will go right over to them. We have bought her a couple of toys but finding out she is really only interested in the ball toys (or sticks.) She LOVES the snow and actually slides (nose first) down the small hill in our back yard. Next snow we have I will make sure to take a couple of pictures.