Bandit was born in September, 2008. She came to live with us the end of October. I brought her home in a baby blanket - she only weighed 20 pounds then. The bottom picture was taken Nov 4. She was sooooo cute! The top picture was taken today February 9, 2009. She is now 5 months old. She weighs 63 pounds. And.... she is not one but two hand fulls! Last night between 4 am and 6 am Bandit decided it was a good time to howwwwl. I tried to settle her down. It wasn't until 6:30 am that I was able to see what the problem was. She had cornered two vicious black things out in the back yard. You'll never guess what they were - so I'll just tell you. They were :::::: drum rolls, please:::::: daddy's work shoes! She shredded those shoes to almost unrecognizable bits. Sigh! Oh -that dog!