Well, we did it. We got us a new puppy dog. Her name is Lucy and she is a little salt-and-pepper mini schnauzer.
She's about half the size of Jack, and feels really little when we hold or pet her! We got her from a breeder near Los Banos. She is 2.5 years old and has been retired from being a mommy dog.
As you can see from the picture, her ears aren't cropped -- we're happy about that and love the little floppy things! She is quiet as a mouse and seems to be adjusting to us OK. We're going to take her down to Caffe Adria now to introduce her to the wonders of bagels!