Meet Miles (a.k.a. "Mr. Wonderful"). Miles is an 8 weeks old Rhodesian Ridgeback boy, just under 16 lbs. Being our second Ridgeback, he - at least in theory - gets the benefits of living with humans who have faced Ridgeback puppyhood in the past, and survived to tell the tale. Baby Miles has been with us for only 3 days, but one thing is becoming clear already: 8 years passed since we had our first RR puppy make a difference, and not for the better. It turned out that I am a lot heavier on my feet when it's time to get the boy outside, especially in the middle of a cold January night. There is still some hope that it's a matter of practice, and my reaction and response time will improve. If not - housetraining may be more challenging than we thought. At the moment, Miles' world is divided into 2 parts - things which can be bitten, and things which are too high off the ground, and therefore cannot yet be bitten. I am sure he expects to close the gap soon. Otherwise, what's the point of growing taller? He is not yet always steady on his legs, but when he is - he is incredibly fast. Coupled with his tiny size, it's a very helpful quality when stealing slippers and then hiding behind the armchair. Getting him (and his well earned trophy) from behind the chair becomes an event, totally enjoyed by all involved. Today Miles met the first neighborhood dog, a 4 y.o. beagle boy. A lot of love from Miles towards B. Unfortunately, M-love manifested itself in biting B's ears, nose, leash and everything else within reach, but B showed exceptional tolerance, so we'll mark it as a positive socialization encounter.