Casey (we've dropped the "Rita's" part and added "At the Bat") is now a full-fledged member of the family and knows exactly where the dog treats are kept. No one can walk past the closet without she doesn't get up and furiously wag her tail. Then when you try to ignore her, the eyes, oh my, the eyes. We did have a lovely stroll by the beach, she's such a sweet girl. She was well behaved. Well except for the time we went past 2 gentlemen playing bocci or some such bowling game. She insisted that the balls were actually hers. That took a little sorting out, but we got it explained to her eventually.