She wasn't even as long as my forearm when we first took her home and now she's almost 50 lbs and around 2 ft tall (on all fours). What a growth spurt!
I know it sounds like we just had a child, but in a lot of ways we did. Dogs are so much work. We have finally through the potty training and the anxiety of leaving her home alone. Maddie is such a sweet good dog. She loves people, especially children. She knows many tricks and is very smart. She loves to play with her ball and with my mom's new beagle puppy Tugger. The only struggle with Maddie is that she refuses to sleep in her doggie bed and has to be cuddled up to us. I guess this is our fault because when she was small we let her.
This is Maddie cuddling with her Dad!