Update received December 2011: She is much more at ease now and seems really comfortable in our home. Cole is a very people friendly dog always near to keep an eye on you or to be petted. Cole has made significant progress with little effort on my part to train her, she is a very intelligent dog. I want you to know that Cole is everything you wrote in your description of her and more. Cole's playfulness is starting to show more every day and she is exhibiting a little more independence too. She is not nearly as timid as when we first got home. I have seen very few dogs as loving as her, she is always ready to rest her muzzle on your leg for some attention or lay beside you on the floor. When she plays the look in her eyes is like that of a puppy and she shows the same passion for play as a pup would too. I had reservations about adopting but they are gone now. THANK YOU for introducing me to my new friend and companion, Cole.