Willy was born in Longmont, Colorado, on April 25, 1994. He came to live with us about six weeks later. He weighed just about four pounds then, and was slightly shorter than the weeds in our back yard.
At the time, we had a 1 year-old Coonhound named Norton (see his site here), who wasn't exactly expecting us to bring home a puppy. Although Norton had previously had an older brother who was a Westie, he had been an only child for some time, and probably thought we were just going out for dinner, never guessing that'd we'd return with a new brother.
Norton wasn't quite sure what to make of the white, fluffy, squeaky thing. It didn't seem like something to eat .... It took Willy about 3 minutes to take charge.