When we went to pick up Gracie, she cried all the way home. Boy, she is L-O-U-D. Once home, she was walked for a long time outside. We came inside and she received a tour, on leash. She was supervised in one room, and we all settled into our beds. But what did she do? Gracie popped a squat in front of the television. That's right, she peed on the carpet. She looks like a house dog, but she sure acts like a rabbit. Like I said earlier, she smells funny, and I'm not sure about this new dog thing. At all. Sofie and I have decided not to look at her. We are refusing eye contact as an act of uncertainty and protest.