Freddy, looks like Corky just about out grew his crate!! What a great looking dog, and I agree, Bernese Mtn.
I had an aussie/setter mix dog for 14 years, he had the body and coat, tail, ears of the setter. but the coloring of a Red Merle aussie. More silver and Liver colors.
Smitty, I have a bunch of barn cats, several generations, they come and go, when they go, I assume the coyotes got one yet again.
But I have a serious problem, the damned cats eat the food I put out, stay in the insulated box i put out for them in the winter,
but do you think they'd let me touch 'em, even once? Nope. they run away, won't let me get near 'em.
I even tried to catch a few of them when they were kittens to pet and 'socialize' them,, no luck..
so for ME: to hell with cats, I'll take my friendly affectionate pooch anyday.
Oh, I did get Loki to follow me up and down the stairs a few times, lets see if he'll do it tonight at bedtime..
Hey Freetown,, did you keep her in a cage in the bedroom like I keep Loki?? that might be your problem !!