So, today's Meredith's birthday and last night this puppy followed her home. Her name's Missy. She'd been howling bloody murder for the better part of two hours. This had been a persistent problem ever since our neighbor had rescued her from the Humane Society. Basically, the owner of Missy is/was never home and left her in the charge of his nephew when he was at work . . . and he is/was always at work and the nephew left her outside at all hours. It's quite cold now and she's a 9 month puppy. Not a good thing. When Meredith walked Jake, Missy followed her home. So we called the owner and the owner asked if we could take her. Well . . . it is Meredith's birthday after all. So here we are. A two dog family now.