Maisie was a total nut-bag when she arrived from the rescue service. She didn't seem to know there were behavioral boudaries or things called manners. Being a Shep x kelpie she had a good dose of the smarts. The older Rafferty was her mentor and her new Mum taught her loads of manners, tricks and loaded her with praise. She's now the perfect little farm mate who's up for helping with everything from gate opening to fetching slippers at night. Her and Rafferty once turned crazed ice-addicts on a gate smashing rampage away and back out of the property. She's now extremely alert to the sound of menacing cars. She's a super fun-machine, obliging helper, stock protector, alarm system and soul mate.