Hello, my name is Taffy. My mom adopted me in May 2010. I had been at the ASPCA shelter in Manhattan. I put her through her paces. I threw up every morning, peed and pooped all over the house, had her taking me out four and five times a day and barked for hours on end. Mom just hugged me, cleaned up the messes and said we would work it out. She took me to a great vet who told mom how to clear up my skin problems and put me on a hypo-allergenic diet. I am also hypo-thyroid and take medicine twice a day. I guess I'm pretty spirited because Mom is always in trouble with the neighbors for letting me run off leash. We go to the park sometimes but it's boring. We live in a beautiful condominium setting in northern Westchester County, New York. There are lots of trees and grass, chipmunks and rabbits, squirrels and deer. I am six years old now and healthy, thanks to my vet, diet and grooming. Mom takes me everywhere with her. Mom is a jazz singer and when she practices, I like to stretch out on the floor, throw my hind legs out behind me and just groove. At night, I love being groomed and hop up on Mom's bed and stretch out to let her know it's time to brush me. I think I'll keep this mom. We've adopted each other!