Though it might not look it to see Katarina's smiling face now, the 10-year-old yorkie actually spent her entire life cooped up in a cramped cage on the grounds of a puppy mill. She was fortunate to be rescued with the help of the Hub City Humane Society, in Mississippi, and placed with her new foster mom, Ashleigh Reader.
Nothing can make up for Katarina's sad past, but the little dog seemed eager for a fresh start, and that meant making up for all the simple pleasures she missed out on in the decade prior.
"She has the sweetest personality regardless of everything that she's been through," Reader told The Dodo. "When I picked her up, she was obsessing over any toy she saw, so I figured she would want her very own toys. We went straight from there to Petsmart."
Here's video of Katarina at the store, picking out her very first toy.