Upon arrival, Dallas seemed very wary of all of the staircases in our house...and she is pretty small... so we've been carrying her up and down them. On Sunday, our neighbor's black lab puppy "Mac" came over to play. (BTW- Mac looks amazingly JUST LIKE DALLAS. I do realize that black lab puppies all look alike, but this is eerie.)
Anyway, during the excitement of Mac's visit, little Dallas ran all the way up and then back down the all 12 steps leading to the deck, on her own... unasked... which is when I looked at Chris and called him a sucker.
Dallas has been able to manage the stairs ever since. And we continue to learn she is capable of much more than she ever really lets on.