We just got a new puppy. I was missing Shasta but was not ready to have a new Husky and David had always wanted a Bassett Hound, so here is our new Bassett Hound, Ellie Mae. We figured that she needed a Southern Name. She is a real sweetie but going through the "Alligator" stage of puppyhood where she wants to bite everything. We've also spoiled her already. She thinks she belongs on the couch with us and we have been taking turns sleeping with her (since she is not housebroken yet) and so I'm sure that she is going to assume that she needs to be sleeping on the bed with the people as well. That's not so bad when she only weighs 10 pounds...but when she weighs 60 that might be an issue!