Thea is named after a character in a Broadway musical, Spring Awakening. During a rainstorm she crawled up our driveway. We dried her and fed her. She was so sweet we knew someone would be missing her and contacted the animal shelter. Amazingly, no one claimed her and we are so lucky that she joined our family. She is very smart, not only learning tricks, running an obstacle course, but also understands many words. She never yaps, only barks if someone comes into her territory. She loves people, including kids. She loves to lick people and get kisses. She is great to cuddle. She is friendly to everyone.