Miako (formerly Rosalyn), or Mia for short, adjusted to her new home very quickly. She has two large boxes full of toys to play with, five beds, a couch, an armchair, and multiple dog beds to sleep on, and a large yard to frolic in (which means tons of snow to drag us through until her feet get cold and we carry her inside). She can already sit, shake, and lie down on command, is doing very well with stay, and is working very hard on crawl (though sometimes she would rather latch on to my hand and just get pulled along). She used to cry and howl when I went to work, but she now has a sister/best friend to play with (Kana, a lab/husky mix we picked up from the local shelter about three weeks after we adopted Miako). Not only does Mia have a friend to play with, she's also been an amazing asset in making Kana more comfortable adjusting to life outside of the shelter. Miako has made everyone in the family laugh and smile whether it's due to her adorable puppy head tilt, her antics with her sister (full speed evening chase through the house, anyone?), or just how cute she looks in her various sweaters. My Instagram has been completely overtaken with dog pictures! She is the blessing our family so desperately needed after we lost our 14 1/2 year old lab mix, Calypso, last December, and I can't thank Ruff Start enough for helping to bring her into our lives!