I am from Lindenhurst Illinois. I got my first Pomeranian Dec 19th 2017, Abigail, (a rescue from My granddaughter) she is 5 months old, weighs 3 pounds...and has been taught absolutely nothing. She doesn't know her name, doesn't come, sit...nothing. She is now house trained (for the most part).. I have a doggie door, which helped quite a bit. I also have a 2yr old 15 pound Sheltie, named Chai. They are best buddies and play all day, they only stop for nap time. Chai helped her learn about the doggie door. We have a big back yard, that's been tiny dog puppy proofed.
I'm 60 years old, and live with, and care for my elderly Mother who has Alzheimer's. I'm crippled up in my feet and knees, so I am disabled and retired, from my railroad job of 35 years. That means I seldom go out, the dogs are our company, and online is where I find my friends. I belong to a Sheltie forum as well. Before these small dogs, I kept German Shepherds, once my big boy Atticus died of old age, I decided, since we don't get out much, we should have smaller companions. So these are our first little dogs.
I hope this is the beginning of a long friendship online, and a place to help me care for Abigail.