Along Came Nancy
Bow and I are back from level two of our trainings with Pawsitive Tails. I continue to be thrilled with this great resource and its University of Sussex educated owner, Emma. We are now in a socialization class, sort of a 12-step group for rescue dogs, and the only other member is a super sweet but very challenged one-eyed Boston Terrier named Nancy. (Not actually her on the right.)
I had already heard about her challenges and the Job-like patience of her family to endure her biting and fear-driven behavior, but it took only a second to see why they could not give up on this little sweetie who wants to love and be loved but is still working to be confident and comfortable. Nancy has made remarkable process over just a month, and she might one day become a good buddy with Bow, I hope.
We kept them at opposite ends of the room, and Bow got high praise for staying calm during our hour. I continue to see improvements on our walks and am surprised to realize that I have now spent nearly seven months in the magical kingdom of basenjis. Nancy certainly pulls at one's heartstrings, but there is still just one little girl who gets to snuggle under my covers.