a cat person, my DH and I got a puppy. She's a sweet little merle pup, name of Lady. She just got her first vet checkup, and all is well. My whole family has been gobsmacked at my interacting with her. She's high energy but seems amenable to training (we have her signed up, but I use play time for training, just like human babies). We live in Roseburg, Oregon, USA. Now I have questions, the answers for which I shall search among the other threads. Looking forward to e-meeting all of you.