Last week we had to put down our (Sneakers) the dog in my avatar !!:sad2: We knew it was coming but, it was still very emotional around here for a few days. Yesterday we made a 3 hour drive to Batchtown and pick up our new baby. She a pretty, little, 8 week old Beagle. We have decided to name her "Ariel". :smile2: How does everyone else pick a family pet? My wife go's by looks and I go by disposition. I let her pick her favorites and then put them through my test which is simply cradling the pup in what I call a baby hold position and see how tolerant they are of it. Well here go's the sleepless nights and house breaking all over again. oooh: Here's a pic of Ariel.