I thought msybe I would give a short update to Mia's progess & accomplishments she has had this last few months. Recently Mia made a long journey to upstate NY.She was loved & snuggled by so many people.And took each moment in stride,never showing any shyness,or even issues with the long travel. We met some wonderful people along our journey.One being Christina Lee~ founder of DeafDogsRock! And also met Nitro. Such a handsome dog. On one of our days in NY,Mia made her first therepy dog visit in a nursing home.And I will say,she's a natural! Loved every moment of all the cuddles she recieved. And as we continue in our efforts to raise awareness of the double merle dangers of irresponsible breeding practices,and answer questions o those that ask. We feel confidant that we are doing our best. Mia will be fitted soon for an Angel vest,it will be done by a lady that specializes in the vest.It will give her confidance & also protect her tender eyes from running into obstacles outside. Mia has flourished into a beautiful confidant sheltie.She is now full grown weighing 14#.And she is at standard height at 14-1/2". A tiny one,but she is solid & has some real confidance.She has attitude! Which we love. We have worked thru some behavioral issues and we continue to make adjustments with her. The spinning we do not think will ever go away.I think at this point it is habit,when she is placed in her x-pen. We still redirect her,and it is working. We found the item that works...it's a simple ice cube! As soon as she gets one,the spinning stops,and she does'nt do it any more. Our efforts in the grooming insecurities have definately been imporved 100%. She now will let me groom her without to much fuss. And I can even groom her without placing her in the tub. (no water). So we have really come along way. Mia's attachment to Brian is so huge.Her world evolves around him & his scent. She immediately calms down when he is near,and is content to be by his side if he could let her 24/7. Mia's health is stable,although with lack of excersise we do have to monitor her intake,as she is one to gain easily. Unfortuneatly her limp on the front right leg,has worsened this past year. It is most likely artheritis that has set in. Another reason to monitor her weight. All in all,Brian & I would like to thank everyone who has embraced our Mia with all thier love & support. Woofs!