January 27th 2010 11:53 am
[ Leave A Comment | 1 person already has ]
Months have passed since I first typedabout this amazing girl. Yuki is now at 17 months nearly 115 pounds and 30" at her withers. She is still on the very soft side but her confidence is building daily. Steve has started to train her for search and rescue. She only has to find people and let him know where they are not love all over them after all. She has come a long way from a puppy who would urinate on the floor at a strange sound to a dog who passed her adult temperament test, though she did only squeak through. A pass is still a pass. There have been other dogs who did not pass. She will greet strangers who come to our home and when on an outing with a soft kiss if they let her come to them.
She is a clown, a trickster, the girl who has a smile for everyone in our family. She will sneak between his legs and come out the other side with her chin held high so he can rub it for her. Yuki will cuddle on the living room rug, but she has no idea how big those paws of her are and has many a time bopped my poor husband in the nose with one in an aw-shucks fashion as she loves him.
Yuki is the princes of the pillows. She always tries to be the first dog to get all of them for herself. Then innocently places her head down and makes cow eyes at the other girls as if she did nothing wrong while they walk by discussed with nowhere soft but the rug to curl up on.
She is a big girl, no I mean a BIG girl! You have to see her to really appreciate her size and you know what, she is only half grown!
Yuki has passed advanced obedience including hand signs. She has become confident enough to challenge Rani for second girl in the pack from time to time. She keeps her ears erect more often now, though it is most often just one at a time. My husband's girl is growing into a young dog with far more confidence that we thought she would ever have, but she will forever remain his heart.
Leave A Comment | 1 person already has
What a lovely shy dog story!! Maybe one day I too will pass Canine Good Citizen test! I am coming out of my shell too. It's easier when you are SO PRETTY and realize that EVERYONE adores you! Or close to it! They like me! They really like me! You too! Keep up the good work! We look forward to your future progress!