This is the sweetest and one of the smartest pups we've fostered in a long time. She watches the others, and believe me - she catches on really quick. She LOVES attention and gives it back in Spades. Speaking of spades. She's getting her's on the 12th of June. Along with her shots, and microchip so she can go to a new home already to go. So if anyone knows of someone that wants a ready to go puppy? She's going to be ready - and she's completely housebroken, knows how to sit, we're working on come, and she's taught herself how to sit up and beg. (she even puts one paw out asking for a cookie) you could just scoop her up with a spoon. Oh and she's already mastered - GO out, come in and when we pass out cookies? You are required in our house to SIT to get a treat. Otherwise it is just pandamonium - so everyone sits and then we pass out treats. Unless everyone sits/ no one gets a treat. So we've been waiting and waiting and waiting - and FINALLY she gets it!! Come in, everyone SIT - WE ALL GET COOKIE - okay - so NOW? She rushes in and is the first to sit! Brilliant! With a few exceptions....she's really a lovely soul. A few "remote'' exceptions. Those being - Her Taste for MY TV remote. She actually got on my bed, got in the little nightstand box, and drug out my tv remote and chewed it all over my bed. WHY? Well because it was "THE MANS" watch. While I went to the grocery store. It's demolished. I put it back together wtih electrical tape ,and a hair tie. You have to pinch it shut to change channels - but it worked. So I had to run into town for a gallon of milk night before last...and "THE MAN" watched her again. Remote was in the box on the night stand and when I got back guess what was demolished again? The remote. I didn't see her do it so she couldn't get yelled at, but actually however she did it? This time when I put it all back together? It works better. So go figure. I've been teaching her BOUNDARIES in the house. Non of the pups are allowed in the bedroom I use as a closet. I use a booming voice and hand signals with every command and this command for NOT crossing the threshold is NOT YOURS. She's already got that down, and will get to the doorway and hits the breaks and lays down. None of them will cross that line for love nor biscuits. I'm pretty impressed with her for that - and right by the door is my highboy dresser - next to that on the floor are two small pillows. Right next to those....? Olivia - belly crawling, crawling, crawling past Casper, past Pootie....and inching her nose, inching, inching...inching, so that just about 3" of her nose is across that threshold on.those.pillows. She is a clown. Push her back say NOT YOURS....wait and she crawls slow as syrup to get her nose on those pillows. Put the pillows in the hall? She stops crawling. lol So last night - I go to take a movie back....and it's no secret I love Northern Soul. Old style. I had one antique Fats Waller album cover - no records. I was going to frame and give as a gift to my CDL brother for Christmas. "THE MAN" was babysitting, and of course I come home - and there on the counter is 1/2 of Fats Waller - and about 100000 pieces all over the floor and Olivia sitting behind "the MAN" or "THE MAN" sitting behind her - not sure - trying to tell me how it was just a second and .....uh huh - HOW COME every time THE MAN watches THE PUP - MY STUFF gets gone? THE MAN does a LOUSY job watching THE BABY. But come next week? When THE MAN gets those hearing aids? He had better turn them up to high so he can hear "THE BABY " chewing stuff. or "The MAN" is going to hear "THE LADY" without his hearing aids.......from the end of the road......and yes, it will wake him up from his NAP. other than that? We start obedience tomorrow and something tells me she's NOT going to like it. You can tell someone has put a leash on her and drug her, scared her, and then just gave up. I can ONLY imagine WHO - So we're going to counter that bad image wiith blech - I HATE liver, but I've got the bait pouch ready and we're going to "WORK IT GIRL" .....we've been adding weights and letting her drag a bit of rope around for a while to get her used to the feel of a leash - so this should be fun. (not) Anyway that's the update on Princess Olivia.....now being called OLIVES.....by THE MAN. Who she calls POP-eye. Then he says "GARSHK OYE LOVES U OLIVES." and does a sad, sad Popeye laugh."