Sweetie is 3 and Mikey is 10. Not that Mikey is going anywhere, he's fine, but Im thinking in4 or 5 or 6 years I might lose him, and I don't want Sweetie to be by herself. I check the breeders' website where I got these 2 periodically (I dont know why...) and last month I saw she had a litter by their sire...has to be one of his very last. So I hemmed and hawed, emailed her, talked myself out of it....decided to buy one. All this past week I talked myself out of it, I do NOT need another mouth to feed, a puppy is a lot of work, a lot of time I just dont have. Well, I woke up yesterday morning so excited to get my new puppy! Drove down to Tampa and picked him up. OMG....I just wasnt prepared for the cuteness. I love shelties beyond belief, but forgot just what a Sheltie puppy can be like.. I am smitten. Fortunately, Sweetie thinks he's adorable, Mikey is pretending he's not here, which doesnt surprise me. The house is full of puppyness again.