i become a mommy tomorrow!! lily's been at the shelter i volunteer at since april, but i just met her two weeks ago....i don't know how i missed her for so long, but it was love at first sight. my mom took a little more convincing but today she said yes! they were able to make an appointment to spay her for tomorrow....i pick her up from the vet at 4pm! she's a five or six year old border collie mix....she's extremely shy with new people/crowds (which is part of the reason she's been at the shelter so long) but so affectionate, quiet and sweet! she's already semi-to-completely housebroken and knows basic commands (her owner died and his kids didn't want anything to do with her or the other two dogs he had.) of course i'll post pictures tomorrow....but in the mean time, any advice for me? i've never had a dog that was my sole responsibility....it's always been a "family" pet. i want to make sure i give her the best home possible because she deserves it! what did you wish you knew (or were grateful you knew) when you brought your furbaby home?