Hi, I just found this site the other day and I just had to join! :dogbiggrin: I hadn't owned a dog in a decade until three days ago, when I brought home a beautiful Australian Cattle Dog cross. She's just 7 weeks and under normal circumstances I would've waited another few to bring her home, but she was obviously not in the best of care. Right now we're battling a small flea problem and getting her to her first vet visit. I had my heart set on getting a doberman pinscher this year, but I felt that this little girl needed my help first. No regrets (yet!) :dogtongue2: My mother dubbed her Chrissy because I got her so close to Christmas and the name stuck. I'm hoping to do many activities with her, and am especially looking forward to rally obedience. We've got a long way to go, wish us luck! :doghappy: I hope everyone and everydog has a happy and safe holiday!