She's no Darcy.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Emma has issues. She's extremely afraid of strangers, and although she's brave and confident at home, she's very fearful everywhere else.
To help her get over these problems, I enrolled her in a beginning dog training class. She spent most of the six sessions hiding under a stool. Yesterday was graduation, and I halfway expected her to flunk.She didn't!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Nearly six months after Maggie died, we decided it was time to add a new dog to our family. After several false starts, I happened upon a picture of a shelter dog in Pueblo who looked exactly like Darcy. That seemed like fate, so Carol and I got in her little car and headed down 1-25.
We reached the shelter...and began our search for "Roxanne."
When we finally found her, she was huddled in the back of her own private cage.I asked to have her brought to a meeting room. She had to be carried in because she was too afraid to walk on a leash.
Part of me thought, "This will never work." Then I looked at her cute little face, and thought, "Well, maybe."
Bit by bit,
she began to warm up to me.
"Come on, little girl. Let's go home."