Lola was not the easiest addition to our home, but much easier than Duke. Duke had been abandoned and imprisoned in a shelter for about 5 months. He was clingy and emotional when my wife or I left, even for a short time. Lola has been with us for a few short days, and Duke has "adopted" her, teaching her useful stuff. She used to shadow me relentlessly, but now she has transferred much of that attention to Duke. If you have the space, resources, and patience to help an abandoned animal, (s)he will reward you with love and attention. Spay/neuter your pets and give them a loving home, and please rescue an animal instead of buying one at a pet store. Puppy mills are an abomination, so please help to wipe them out. Thanks.