Hi guys, Things have been hectic around here for a while but hopefully we are all settled in now. I will update in another thread how everyone else is doing and who has been adopted, but for now I want you to meet the newest member of the Pawtential Pack... PHOENIX! Phoenix came to me at 3 weeks old after her mother was hit by a car. She is a sweet little girl who is growing in leaps and bounds. Her mother looked like a Pointer/Hound something mix but of the 8 pups there were 2 blue merle pups, 2 red merles and 2 had naturally bobbed tails so there must be Aussie in there somewhere? She was a stray that had wandered onto this ladies property a while back and she is pretty sure she mated with the neighborhood pittie...no idea for sure but here she is! She came home wanting to be a big girl - no bottle for her...5 nipples and 2 bottle types later we tried a low dish and she was lapping straight away. She has been a fantastic pup so far. She sleeps through the night, puts herself to bed in her crate on her own, will whine to go out if in the crate and is learning to go to the door otherwise, is becoming a bit of a social butterfly and gets along well with all the other dogs here. She turned 7 weeks last Sunday and has been coming to work with me since I brought her home. She is already picking up things from watching the other dogs and we have started training things like Sit, Look, Easy (biting too hard), Leave It (chewing on something inappropriate), Pup/Pup (come here), and tomorrow we start on an introduction to uneven surfaces with the wobble board and baby teeter. She is doing great with the pups in my classes like Watson here: She even tolerates Mom being silly and dressing her up like a reindeer: She has been so reliable with letting me know she needs to go out I have been letting her sleep with me if she wants (some nights she does, some nights she chooses her crate)...she likes to sleep very close to me if possible right now which I kinda hope never changes: At her weigh in on Sunday she weighed 9.6lbs at 7 weeks, so a little bigger than the J's at that age. She is developing the most gorgeous green eyes and she has a very cute bully bow to her backend...I can't wait to watch her grow!