No,I didn't ignore her or anything like that. I've been away in the hospital for the last 12 days. I was surprised by how big she had gotten.At six and a half months,she weighs probably close to 75 pounds and getting taller. She was born on the 13th of November,so I guess my calculation is right.At the rate she's growing,she's going to be as tall as a upright vaccum cleaner! She was so glad to see me,she came up and gave me a doggie hug and looked at me as if to say,"I'm glad you're home,I missed you." How does your dog respond when you have to take a leave of absence for a week or two?