This is one of those things: I didn't necessarily want a dog, but I seemed to be the only one. So I relented. Abby comes to us from a good home. She is 5 years old, and her owner was going off to college. She is great with the kids and all around a good dog. She did chew up a couple of abandoned toys outside though. (Made Kegan sad--maybe he'll remember to put his toys away). She already knows some tricks: shake, sit, roll-over, bam (play dead). She's working on getting the newspapers.