I am enjoying having my first dog ever - I grew up in a cat household from childhood but my wife wanted a dog so we got one about a year ago.
She is the most loving and attentive little thing. I hear a lot of dogs need to be touched or talked to all the time or else they will eat your shoes. This little dog is good all the time - has never chewed anything we didnt give her.
The only thing is she is skittery if you go to pick her up - she will jump away every time. We have say "pet" and she will stop and lay down, but if we just reach down she runs away - we have no idea why.
Once we have her in hand she is fine (she only weighs 6 pounds) and doesn't mind it - just an odd thing.