May 1st 2012 1:23 pm
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Angie is a very sweet dog I am fostering. She is like a puppy in some regards, because everything seems to be new. She is a little timid but coming out of her shell more every day. Angie bonded almost instantly with my female dog, Claire (I call her the nanny dog) but remained timid around big Yuki boy for several days. She is more relaxed around him, to the point that this morning she dared to get onto the couch with him, but she is still a little wary of him.
I got Angie just one week ago and she has already had some important firsts. She went jogging with me and did great. She's a small dog (about 30 lbs) but leggy so she had no trouble keeping up. She's still a little confused about the leash so she does tend to circle me, but we are working on it. She also went hiking with me and seems more relaxed in the woods than on the street.
Today she met children on bikes and on scooters, wearing bike helmets. That was a little much for her, but thankfully my neighborhood children are very dog savvy. Angie did let them pet her after they bribed her with treats but it is going to take a little while before she is comfortable around them. I suspect she has not met many children before, especially not ones on wheels.
My goal is to slowly introduce Angie to the neighborhood, to the people and dogs who live here and get her comfortable with more and more new experiences.
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