well, lindsay stopped by and met mama....who displayed some, er, aggressive tendencies towards her. like growling and curling her lip. needless to say, with that kind of temperment and her health issues, we went to my vet and euthanized her. i mean, she was (kind of) nice to me, but made me a little nervous because she would growl if a cat got near her or the neighbor's dog was in their yard (she was outside). ugh. i feel awful, but there are so many adoptable dogs that need homes!! AND, she looked just like my pitty so i kept thinking she had the same temperment (frankly, i imagined she was his mom). but she did have some serious health issues and the tech guessed she was in her 'teens. which, as a breeder, would have taken quite a toll. poor mama, she probably had her best two days while i had her. and they weren't even that great. but i was there to scritch her head. boo hoo...i'm pathetic.