Thursday, February 18, 2010
I have to say that this dog is surprising me left and right.
I came home for lunch today and she didn't react as well as I was hoping. She was curled up and shaking as if she didn't know me. Not only that, but she hadn't touched her food at all. I decided to cut the visit short, and head back to work, but also decided to leave on a classic rock radio station for a little ambient noise (How could you love a dog that doesn't know/love Led Zeppelin??) and perhaps the occasional pleasing human voice. Needless to say I left my apartment feeling a little bit crushed.
Much to my surprise, when I got home later, Lacey came right out her crate and said hello to me! Kisses and all! Where has this dog been all along?? On top of that, she ate her food right away! To be fair, I cheated and added a scoop of wet food, but come on! She loved it!
I fixed myself a little dinner (rotisserie chicken and veggies) and sat down on the couch to eat. She hopped up to sit next to me, but didn't beg or try to take my food. Not even once. It was pretty incredible. Every dog I've ever known has been quite the food hog. This is refreshing.
Surprise number two, and I don't wanna jinks myself (or her) but Miss Lacey has pretty much overcome her fear of the stairs. She went straight down, no hesitation at all. It was beautiful. I'm so proud.
Well, we are going to have early evening as I am not feeling 100%. Lacey, on the other hand, is inching toward that line.