Katie has been settling in to her new home. She is very shy and timid, but likes having her luxurious coat stroked and having soft words spoken to her. The stairs down to the walk-out basement were very scary, but with lots of help, she mastered going up and down. Learning to go potty outside has also been a new skill to attain. She is becoming more successful with this and can go to the basement door in order to be let out. Next, she needs to learn to bark to alert us of her needs. The other dogs have been patient with Katie, showing her how things are done. She loves going outside to romp in the snow, but only allows herself short visits. Katie spends most of her time in a crate, not venturing out far, unless to go downstairs. We look forward to getting time to snuggle and to see her personality emerge.