Oh she's an old girl...but was abused, so she is very timid and doesn't like to go far. She stops at the bottom of the stairs, does her business, and darts back inside. Pooping at the bottom of the stairs is not the best place to go!! Her stools are fine, its just that its spring, and rainy, and not very sunny yet so it just tends to be soggy by the time I get out there to clean it up. Hence the play yard, so she has her own safe spot and we don't step in something if we don't get out there every day to patrol.