October 14th 2013 5:52 pm
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As it gets closer to November, mom gets reminded that it's almost been a year since I came home. She's impressed with how much braver I've gotten.
Today, on our usual morning walk, we came across another dog. Mom's a little wary of most of the owner's in our neighborhood after a few encounters(notably one where mom crossed the street to avoid another lady and her dogs and the lady told mom not to worry, her dogs were friendly...but they were both growling and lunging at Laika and I. Mom just said she was sure they were and kept us away from them, no complaints from me). So, mom did her usual routine which was to head in a different direction. We ran right into the same lady and her dog a few minutes later and it turned out that she was definitely not one we needed to avoid. She told mom that her dog was just like me when she adopted her four years ago, but she's been working with her constantly and now she's a shining example of a calm, non-aggressive, respectful, well trained dog. She's also really playful, so I might have a new friend. Laika's fun...but she's so small.
Mom still gets excited when I go up to strangers, it's a little embarrassing. I went right up to my new friend's mom. It made mom think, maybe it isn't that I don't like people, but tbat I just know which people I want around me. I'm always friendly with friendly people with well-behaved dogs, it's the ones with the crazy dogs or no dogs at all that I'd rather avoid.
I start my new prescription soon. Everyone's curious to see how that will go.
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