It is beautiful to watch my son, who was terrified by dogs, do things such as laugh hard and run along next to his dog. HIS. What a thing to even write, and even more to realize that he is truly embracing her and learning from her as she is learning from him. She didn’t even jump at all today, and she is half boxer, with those quintessential boxer ears, and she followed new commands that were easy to teach her without treats. I think that she is brilliant.
However, she gets very anxious when we leave. My son had left his dog open, so she moved one of his “babies” into the livingroom and given that her other “half” is shepherd, she left bite marks in it. There are a lot of pounds of pressure in those jaws. She is an amazing creature.
The quality of light was gorgeous tonight when we made our walk. I believe it was about 3-miles total, which is good for our bonding and overall health. We watched her chase rabbits while I held her and look at sprinklers and the like. She is really an amazing creature and I think that she will very soon learn to trust.