This is the reason. Her name is Rio and she is 8 months old and in need of a good home. We were fortunate to have been allowed to adopt her. She will be with us for a month or so and then a friend of hers will be coming to join her....Shelties like company and we love Shelties so we'll do the best we can for her. I forgot how high maintenance Sheltie puppies can be. She is really good but she does like to play. I can't let her off leash yet so that means I have been spending a lot of time walking with her. She is a sweet little girl and absolutely wild about children. She is really smart ...has learned to sit and lay down already. She's a little greedy about food but that comes from being in a kennel and large pack environment. She'll learn. It'll be a while until I can get back to the sewing, especially considering DH went fishing for 4 days so that Rio and I can bond....she is mine and the next one will be his little girl...oh what fun we will have.