Well, my 18 month old pup has really impressed my husband and I. Yesterday we went and visited a Sheltie-related acquaintance in the care home where she was recently moved. She has a severe, fast-moving case of ALS. I had another thread some months ago regarding us walking her Sheltie for her, since her husband is also disabled. We have been doing that twice weekly. The care home is pet-friendly, so we took Eli with us. The lady was so happy to see us and him. She was in a recliner chair, so I had him jump up with his front legs so she could pet him. Eventually we put him on her lap, and bless him, he just settled right in, letting her stroke him and she was thrilled. He was on her lap a good 20 minutes. We have noticed he is so good with kids too; we had discussed maybe trying to certify as a Therapy Dog so that he could be one that the kids read to. None of my Sheltie girls would have tolerated being on a person's lap especially if they did not know the person well. Her own Sheltie does get over to visit her as well. It is a very heart-breaking situation but we were so glad to have brightened her day and we promised her we'd come back. I'm just really proud and pleased with Mr. Eli. What a good boy.