As most of you know, I lost my best friend last week. I realized yesterday that I would have to get another dog, so to the pound I went. I played with several large dogs that were all great but I just didn't feel the connection that i was hoping to feel. I went through the room where they keep the puppies and one immediately caught my eye. SHe stared right at me and started barking and wagging her tail furiously. I immediately left the room because all the pups were so cute and I really wanted to get a large dog that was already mature because I knew they would have a more difficult time getting adopted. After playing with about 5 really cool dogs, I decided to go back into the puppy room to have another look at them. As I made my way down the hall, the puppy I noticed earlier locked on to me and started barking and jumping around. I walked up to her and she just kept barking as if to ask my why I hadn't picked her yet. I told the lady that worked there that I liked the pup and wanted to take her outside to see how she acted. As soon as I picked her up, I knew she was mine. She started licking my face and we made an immediate connection. She is a 3 month old lab/akita mix and she is so full of energy it's unreal. I can't believe how brave she is- she doesn't seem to be scared of anything. My friend brought her boston terrier over today and my pup started schooling her on how to play roughly as soon as they met. Maggie, the terrier, didn't know what to do! She has an incredible fetching drive and she is extremely strong for a dog her size. She has webbed paws and her jaw is crazy strong. I think she's a keeper.