easy child has been wanting a dog for a long time. She's dog people, having been raised with them. Past dogs haven't worked out that well because her husband is basically cat people.......if his family members had dogs they were lap dogs, and he hates lap dogs. (she only found that out AFTER adopting Buster the yorkie) The grandsons........well, they've longed for a dog of their own.......but have been raised with cats. It's taken me a year to give them their doggie manners. Know what I mean?? Maybe I should say puppy manners as they did fine with the older dogs.......if for no other reason than they were just always here. easy child had plans to put in a 6 ft privacy fence in the very near future. She'd told the boys they could have a dog once that is in place. (last time they had a dog at this residence it was stolen) But no puppies, had to be a grown dog. easy child thought the puppy stage is what was turning sister in law off to dogs. Connor and dogs? He likes to look at them. He loved Molly to death. She didn't move much. She never would think to jump up on him ect. Maggie? They've had a love at a distance thing going on until recently. She kisses him and he screams. Being Maggie.....of course she tries to kiss him to get him to be happy......which perpetuates the screaming. So again.......seemed like a grown dog was the answer. So I started looking. Yes, me. I've watched easy child adopt only to rehome too many dogs. I've watch Darrin get attached only to lose yet another friend/family member, it's hard on him. I figured it she was determined to get a dog and a grown one..........well, it was going to take a while to get the right "fit" for their family. Space is another issue. The house is small and crammed full of furniture and toys. As I found potential adoptees........easy child would evaluate them.....and usually shoot it down.........either because the dog was too big or they still don't have the fence. I finally told her that she's looking for a grown dog.........the perfect fit isn't necessarily going to show up on time to her schedule. So I kept looking. I spotted Ammo at the pound. Lab mix. Pound volunteers adored him, nothing but praise for his personality/behavior. Then we have the seizure of dogs from that hoarder and need to adopt dogs already in the pound became critical. Ammo......although they guessed him to be about 8 months old......would be put down in the near future if someone didn't take him home. I spoke with easy child. What she didn't know was that if she'd decided against Ammo.......I was going to go pick him up myself. But Brandon saw her looking at Ammo online and told her "Mommy, we gotta go get him, he's my bestest friend!" Brandon would NOT let it go that Ammo and he were bestest friends forever although he'd never met the dog. She went and met him.......but also took the time to meet the other dogs in the pound. The head volunteer said she'd never seen a more perfect match between dog and family. Ammo came home with them. He's been nothing short of perfect. He doesn't jump up. He doesn't chew. He loves everyone and everything.........and I DO mean he wuvs them all. But he will bark and growl at people walking by his home. He did have an issue with the crate at first. And he's learning to house train. But he is even an angel on a leash. He comes over and plays/walks with maggie almost every day. Now here is where it gets funny. I watch Ammo walk/play. I tell easy child that that is a baby walk, not a 8 month old dog walk. Even his play is wittle baby play, not older puppy play. easy child thinks he *might* be neutered.........until he rolls over. Again I say......easy child I think he is MUCH younger than you think. Ammo stands 2 inches taller than Maggie and you don't need a scale to see he out weighs her. (Maggie was 2 inches taller than Molly) He is already a Big dog. Know what I mean?? So easy child takes him to the vet. Vet says no way is he 8 months old, more like 4 months old. Says the lab part is right but whatever he is mixed with is much larger than a lab. So far he's going to take after the larger breed in size, not appearance. easy child is going to have an enormous dog in an little house. LOL I just had to laugh when she told me. Cuz Ammo isn't going anywhere.........he's too perfect a fit and he is sooooooooo uber mellow that even the vet was amazed. Brandon and Connor adore him.......and that is a lot for Connor. Darrin is teaching him soccer and freesbie ect. Nope. This one is a keeper. Just cracks me up they'll be climbing all around him in a couple more months. I have a feeling given his gait/personality that he *might* be lab/mastiff. Nichole thought Dane.....but he doesn't have the features really. Guess we'll wait and see. Meanwhile she could kill sister in law who has fallen head over heels for Rufus and wants to go adopt one just like him. hahhhaahhhaahaa. (not gonna tell you how many lab pups I showed her knowing that, he'd fallen bad for Rowdy) Ammo is going no where. He IS the perfect fit. Amazes me even with all my experiences with dogs/people. I'm glad I showed him to her.......and I'm glad she rescued him. He's a perfect rescue story so far.