Pearl came to us in August 2002 from Skagit Humane Society. We got her a few months after Clarence. When Pearl was a puppy she was so submissive and scared. She spent most of her time hiding under the couch. Pearl & I attended obedience classes together & they really helped her to come out of her shell. Now she is definitely the Queen of the house. She sleeps on me, sits on me, follows me around & bosses me around. She charms everyone who comes to our house. She is also the most mischievous person I have ever met. She lies to us all the time. But we love her. She should really have her own website & show...she's a diva!