KC has done so much maturing over the past few months and becoming a mother is what I attribute to the changes She is more confident, more playful with the other dogs and more tolerant of puppies. She has never really cared for puppies until she had her own and now, she will play with them all. She engages play with our other adults, including her own mother Ginny. This week she has adjusted to Flirt leaving, Tino moving on to independence and the storms passing. I found her laying in the sunspot while the rest of the dogs wanted out to play in the backyard. She stayed behind and looked out upon them as though to contemplate how she got to this place in her life and to exude pride in who she has grown to be. Like she has found peace!