Kate's mom says: Kate is one clever four-legged "fur daughter." Sometimes she comes across as being sort of slow, however she has methods to her madness. In the morning before she'll go outside, she'll look at me and then flatten herself out on the floor for her "rubbins." That's what we dubbed her full-body massage. We're not sure how this started, but she won't go outside until she's been massaged. To make sure Kate was good with having her feet handled, I started trimming her toenails very early, at three months. Then I'd file the rough edges with my emery board. Now when I file my own nails, she sits and gives me her paws to be filed as well.