How did everybody here get their furbabies? Shelby was a present from my mom , and she came from a "free to good home" litter. She has surprisingly good health for coming from a place like that. Beethoven and Bear came together, and I actually found them chained to someone's front porch, while visiting Virginia in December. They were about seven weeks old, and had been left outside for hours, with a sheet and a bowl of frozen water, when it was below freezing outside! They didn't even have collars. Just chains wrapped around their necks... Bear had gotten off of whatever was tying him up. The people just went out, and left them there... So, I actually just took them without asking because, they probably would have ended up dead in a week . They're spoiled little beasties now... The people I took them from didn't even miss them; they never even looked for them! I was in the house right next door, and home all day with the babies, and those people never once made an effort to find them.