Yesterday I went to see mom and we worked on our afghans. I managed to hide my fear and distress over her financial situation and we talked about this and that. She remembered my aunt's birthday party, so that was good. When I came home, I was greeted with the news that Piper was missing. My first thought was "I didn't do it." I've never been a Piper fan. We had a rule in our house, that was 'no puppies" and I meant to stick to it, but my husband and kids overruled me, ignored my objections and brought this *&^% puppy home anyway. She then proceeeded to chew up every single thing that we had outside, including the pool filter, which did not endear her to me at all and lately, she's been viciously attacking Freckles who is the only dog smaller than her. I have been thinking about listing her with a courtesy re-homing service run by the humane society, but who would want her, really?; she chews, she is aggressive towards other dogs (not people), she's not house trained. Sigh. Anyway, I didn't take her on a long, one way drive though I have thought about it. I'm good to her and pet her and talk to her, even though I really wish she would go live with a different family.