Hello, Gail -- my apologies for taking so long to reply to your emails. Lily is WONDERFUL! I followed your suggestions re separation anxiety and while it took a few months, she no longer cries or barks or claws at the door when I leave. I still get a very enthusiastic welcome when I return, thank heavens. I would miss that! She still barks at unknown bigger dogs, but the big dogs we see frequently on our walks are no longer a problem. I'm still working on the issue but it happens less and less often. She is very friendly with most of the dogs we see on our strolls around the neighborhood. My Lily is the ideal dog for me. What a sweetie! She is so easy to live with. I have a long list of people who want her if I decide to get rid of her -- fat chance! Thank you for your help in making Lily so perfect!