So Tikva still behaves like a puppy at time - frequently - but she has lost that puppy face Nah, I love her little face and she is as cute as ever, and I still call her my puppy. Because she still is, in my mind. But she is, sometimes, beginning to behave like a grown up dog. Sometimes. So I just wondered when everyone, anyone, realised that their puppy had grown up? Because it seemed to have happened overnight with Tikki. Lexi was old beyond her years, and Pereg? Pereg was Pereg and had more than enough problems, and Tikva is something different. She is good. 99.9% of the time. She is cute [so Ram says!] and she is a very active little booga when she is not dozing or asleep. But she now looks so grown up at times and I just wonder where the last couple of years have gone. Did I really bring home a tiny unweaned pup and have to bottle-feed her? Not that I wanted to but it was "take her now" with the unspoken "or else". The little shrimp who got stuck under the refrigerator/freezer a number of times, screamed to be let out... who made me tear off the kick plate and attempt to block all access... who once disappeared, screaming, and somehow had gotten outside when the door is opened and kept crying to be let in when I did not know where she was... who fought because I tried to put a sweater on her when it was cold... the sweater not lasting long. Funny little Tikva. Strange little Tikva. But oh how I love her.