Update received March 2015: Arya quickly stole our hearts and became a wonderful addition to our family. We quickly learned that she is an escape artist - she has escaped crates and baby gates on multiple occasions but we can never stay mad at her because she is so adorable - and quite frankly, we are impressed! She is very smart, she quickly learned she is not allowed on couches, on the bed or in certain rooms even when we leave the doors open (along with basic commands). She recently won "fastest sit" at puppy kindergarten graduation!
She loves playing with her cousin Tate (chocolate lab) and her friends, she has endless amounts of energy and is always up for making new friends (she is very outgoing). Arya also enjoys chasing after leaves and just discovered her love for finding and chewing on sticks. She recently learned how to go from laying down, to jumping in the air to catch a ball which has been super fun! She is a huge cuddle bug and whenever one of us lays down on our love sac she joins us as the "small spoon" within minutes and begins snoring away. If you are laying down on the couch she will instantly come up to your face and beg you to come join her, and who can resist those baby blue eyes and face??
Thank you so much for making it possible for her to join our family, you are amazing for all that you do and I'm sure in a few years we will end up adopting Arya a brother or sister from you!