We have a new puppy. Her name is Maybe. She is half Miniature Beagle and half Australian Sheperd (we think that this combination was probably increadibly uncomfortable for the mini beagle). I think Justin and I lucked out on this first co-parenting venture. We have had her for less than one day and she is house-broken, leash trained and she knows to go to her crate to sleep. There is a small problem with howling at night...well...all the time really (and its that loud beagle howl, it sounds like screaming children or demons or something), but we're chalking this up to seperation anxiety. She was one of six puppies and we have sort of distrupted her family structure. She also gets along well with the cats, which isn't easy for any of us. Remarkable. Anyway, we think she's the cutest (four legged) thing ever, feel free to judge for yourself.