I would like to introduce the latest addition to my daughter's family, their new foster (and hopefully, new member of our family, if he's happy here). The shelter named him "Cash", but the kids are toying with new names such as "Trail Mix" and "Poo Da Toot". Hopefully they'll work on that some. Sweet River has wanted his own dog for as long as he was able to articulate that. Charlie, the great dane, is way too big for Rivs to deal with, and he's bonded to Paige anyway. Howard, the small mix, is a sweet dog with the kids, but very aloof. River has tried to make Howard "his" dog for ages, but Howard just won't have any of it! Won't sleep on River's bed, won't be compliant on a leash for River, won't sit with him or bond with him. Anway, needles to say River is estatic. Cash even slept on River's bed last night with River....you just can't get any more "a boy and his dog" than that!!!