Aubrey's pups are seven weeks old as of today. And not only are they gorgeous (no bias here), they are really, really smart. They've been going in and out of the doggie door for over a week. They've been going out with us for the past two weeks when we run errands just so they are comfortable with people of all size, shape and color. They've been on every surface inside our home (towels, newspaper, sheepskin, tile, carpet, concrete, doggie beds, etc.) as well as every surface in our back yard (dirt/mud, gravel/rock, and grass). They bark (a joy starting this early), play fight at two and three o'clock in the morning (another joy) and love to shred the newspaper day and night (more joy). And for the last joy, they give kisses, pull on my beard, and make my eyes feel good when I look at them. Look at the photo. See what I mean?