When my husband and I wanted to add to our life we decited to get a puppy. We ended up finding my girl...She was 8 weeks old and covered in sand. She was one of 11 puppies and 1 of 5 that surived...they were found so covered in fleas that most of the puppies died of blood loss. How sad. She made it though (sadly she lost a toe) but Sandy is 6 now and has become one of the biggest parts of our life. Shes a spoiled rotten beach bum that is still covered in sand.