Last night we played short sessions of ball with the girls and all went well. We went for a short walk this morning (20min) and she was good. One of the joys of small town life is EVERYBODY knowing your business, but in some cases it's nice. I've had a few neighbors express concern that they hadn't seen me out walking and wondered if I was sick (I was in very poor health from Oct-May with stomach probs). When i told them it was Serene who was sick, not me, their concern remained and they have been asking about her. I think everyone around here knows how we are with our girls, and it was nice to know that people cared and didn't think "oh, it's JUST the dog that's sick". The people who know us respect the fact that these are our children.