Miki has done well being allowed to free-roam in my house. At first, I crated her at night due to a couple of accidents. Last night, I left her out of the crate, and she did just fine! She has had a lot to adjust to in the last couple of weeks and has been very pleasant through the whole process.
Her health is good with one exception. Her right back leg is weak and she does not put her full weight on it. X-rays showed arthritis. She is having another test tomorrow to see if it is septic arthritis or "normal" arthritis. If it is septic arthritis, she will be put on antibiotics.
Having a weak back end means that she doesn't jump up on furniture and would do better in a home with few stairs. She has confidence walking on carpet, but the linoleum in my kitchen makes her nervous. I put down rugs in the kitchen so that she feels better. For some reason, hard wood floors don't bother her.
She rides nicely in the car. She pulls on the leash a little at the start of the walk, but then settles down. She loves walks and peanut butter! I am guessing that she may never have tasted peanut butter before coming to my house. I use it to help my dogs take their pills, so she had to get a taste, too. She is a fan of peanut butter.
My dogs bark when they are excited (for walks and meal time). Miki was quiet at first, but now she joins in the barking chorus before walks and meals.
She likes to chew on Nylabones (her teeth are great and very clean). We don't know her exact age, and there are times when she gets frisky, rolling around on the floor and pulling dog toys apart. My dogs are both seniors, and she is always happy to take naps when they do.
She loved the snow patches the first day that she was here. I think that she is sorry they are gone (I'm not sorry).
She is doing very well and will make a great addition to some lucky family.