When I first picked up Ava in mid December in MD, I thought, "Oh, she's small and dainty, not a rough & tough fox terrier at all", but she soon proved me wrong, having an attitude.
Fortunately the resident dogs thought her adorable & let her get away with much more than they usually tolerate. She was soon playing away with the springer and getting along with the grumpy Welsh terrier male. Christmas came & went, with Ava making herself at home, playing with wrapping paper, running around in the snow.
She got adopted locally (SE PA) by a wonderful woman who knows enough about WFT's to challenge Ava's intelligence by giving her things to do, as well as love, cuddling and enough outfits to keep her warm.
Now as spring is showing up here finally, emails like this one from Ava's new mom, Evelyn, confirm that all is well and Ava is really loved:
"Just wanted to give you an update on Ava. We had our first obedience class on Tuesday and she did very well meeting and greeting her fellow class mates . Even with all the distractions around her she still managed to sit and heel with all four feet on the ground. The house breaking is going real well no accidents in 2 weeks. Ava loves her walks. We've been doing four laps around the neighborhood (about 2 miles). The crate training is progressing. Ava is very happy and so am I! She's a charmer and a sweet girl."