Just some Mia rambling. Rhonda was over today to help with some house work. Mia was her usual PITA to Rhonda. She follows her around glaring at her (literally) and then when Rhonda turns to face her starts barking/growling at her. She would side step Rhonda in the hall and give her just the NASTIEST glare. I had Rhonda feed Mia dinner. Mia ate it then started giving Rhonda the most nasty looks again. Rhonda played ball with her. Mia played then would glare at her. It's kind of frustrating but kind of amusing too. Now the good news is at the end of the day when Rhonda left, Mia let her pet her and gave her a very small lick on the hand. So that's good. I was just thinking Mia is hands down simultaneously the most frustrating and yet most rewarding dog I've ever owned. She's finally taken to my dad after yes a month of living with him. He's become very smitten with her too and told me he was going to steal her. He even said she was really sweet once she decides she likes you- which she definitely is. It just takes her a long time to decide to like someone... Mia is SO hard to describe in words but she's just not like the other four at all. She's an experience all her own. She's just so not... DOGGY compared to them. She's more like dealing with a child and all the complexities that come along with it. It's like she understands so much more than the others. (Her problem solving skills would seem to confirm this). In ways it's frustrating and yet so rewarding. Summer is so much simpler to understand. Mia has these mood swings and this deviousness to her... Summer is simple and sweet. She greets everyone with that blind, almost stupid trust you'd never see out of Mia. I guess my point is this: Why is it always the hardest ones that steal your heart so bad? The ones you have to work to open up to you? The ones that are constantly keeping you on your toes and challenging you? And what did I ever do without her? LOL Have you had 'that' dog? That one that just drove you up the wall and yet was just so amazing?