We got a puppy in the house!!!!!! His name is Einstein, and he's my little brother's. I've been away from home for 4 years now, but I come home every month. Starting next year, I will be coming home less frequently (change in coast). There are 3 kids in our family and the middle one is going away to college next year (the bigger blow, honestly), so we were all worried about the 9-year-old who will be left at home and we talked about getting a dog. We threw the idea around for a while, but didn't make plans. Then my dad came home the other day with a little puppy, just out of the blue! Peter (the little one) is thrilled and he's already soooo attached to him. Anyway, his name is Einstein. Hope you like him! He's a cutie. Just look at those eyebrows! (I wanted to name him Groucho ).