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At some point recently, Rosie Roo got to the point where she would no longer flee in terror if you dropped a pen, pencil, mouse, etc etc.  This was very welcome.

We have now progressed to the next stage, where Rosie Roo is no longer really scared of much at all.  This stage involves a lot of bouncing, increasing amounts of toy-flinging, and, should I do something she disapproves of, such as eating toast without giving her some, she stares at me, barking randomly, and  progresses through barking, to bouncing and yodelling into full Saluki Song.

Obviously it is impossible to stop this, since a dog that demands toast, cuddles, kisses on her pink nosy and endless supplies of dried black pudding sticks through the medium of interpretative dance and song is vastly preferable to a dog that is randomly terrified of falling cushions. So we have opted to join in.   Life in our house at the moment seems to involve a lot of sing-a-longa-Roo.

I am hoping the progress may eventually lead to her actually coming when called reliably, but I'm not counting on it.   At the moment, I'm trying to make a point of only letting her offlead if it's not a problem if it takes several hours to get her back again.  Right now, I feel quite positive about things, because she has not taken off or done anything random and chaotic for several weeks.  But we've been here before on a number of occasions....


2nd Apr, 2016 14:32 (UTC)
Oh, you must be so pleased! About Rosie finding her confidence, I mean. And possibly with the singing and the imperious demands for toast as well.
2nd Apr, 2016 23:45 (UTC)
It's a HUGE relief that she's not so *scared* now. I used to feel so guilty if I dropped something when she'd just got comfy and she'd have to leap up and race upstairs to hide. And it's lovely to see her so much more relaxed even if she is bossy!

It's so strange that she's never been scared of thunder.

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