I had one for six years and then she went in to kidney failure and died. I cried for a year. I saw her ghost. I didn't tell anyone. One time my daughter comes for a visit, and one night she says "Mom, I see Clementine" . So I wasn't the only one. I did use crate training. A pee outside got her a 1/2 an hour loose in the house. She caught on real quick.