We obtained a new puppy today. First photo follows. She seems to like her new crate and is just settling down there at the moment. Anyone know what breed she is? She was a very confident little thing when marching around with her siblings, and happily came straight up to us to say hello. Her breeder said she was the dominant one of the litter and liked to keep the others away from their food till she had had her fill. He said (after we took her), that she's probably the one he would have kept from the litter if he could afford to feed another dog right now. The shock of leaving the litter and coming to new humans seems to have taken the wind out of her sails a bit though, and she's spent much of the time just resting or checking out her crate so far. Mrs A's car alam managed to go off while we were trying to figure out what was making the warning light stay on, which scared her a bit; then just as she was recovering from that a Dido went off as soon as we walked through the door, at about the same volume and persistence level. She was if anything more worried by the Dido scream than the car alarm, which says something for how horrid she can be when she really gets going. The birds actually seem fine with her so far and have hardly reacted to her presence - Dido was just telling us off for going earlier, as she is in one of her moods today and had already had a good screech at us for daring to step out of the door this morning. The screeches followed us all the way down in the elevator as we were leaving, and we could still hear her still going as we returned, driving down the busy, traffic-filled street, several hundred metres away from the 13th floor appartment where we live. Puppy had the biggest drink I've ever seen a dog of that size take - I think she must have been a bit affected by the heat today, especially all the travelling in a hot car, which she is probably not used to in any case. She didn't seem that hungry yet, but the breeder is feeding her three times a day at present, so she will probably be ready for her afternoon feed within a couple of hours.