She's doing well. I'm taking her out every hour on the hour (and
gradually weening down from there). Instead of the crate, I'm having
her spend a lot of time in my bedroom (in which she for some reason does
not pee) playing with my Staffy Bull. So life is looking good for her.
She is also in heat which could be part of the problem. So there is the
quick walk outside every hour on the hour. Two long one hour walks
through the woods for play and exercise. I don't think she had much
exercise judging by the way she walks and her muscle tone - so there's
work on that. She doesn't understand what dirt is - is rather scared of
it. When we get outside she likes to go in the middle of the sidewalk
rather than the dirt.
Then most of her time in the house is playing with the Staffy Bull.
Only one slight pee accident today so things are looking good.
She is just so sweet and affectionate. Loves to kiss faces or burying
her head in your neck. Very gentle with all creatures. My next hurdle
to get over is helping her tolerate my 9 year old cranky female
shepard/chow mix. Growling at everything and everyone is part of her
personality. I'm scared that she may push the buttons of this Am Staff
no matter how well socialized she is. I tested the water carefully
today and Gremlin growled/snapped at air at her today and she just
walked away and went in her crate. But this still doesn't mean the
coast is clear.
Anyway, thanks everyone again for your help. Will keep you posted.
Gremlin, Bruno, Lewis, Yoko, Freneau