What a Difference a Year Makes - Sesame's Anniversary
March marks the one year anniversary of the adoption of our doggie Sesame. At the time we adopted her she was "unadoptably nervous" But I insisted that she was my dog. When you find your dog there's not much that can get between you and said dog. It's odd really because at the time I had never had a dog, I was scared of dogs and pretty sure I did not like them. So we adopted her because every cell in my being said 'that's my dog.' She shook for about three months. For at least that long I fearfully handed out biscuits to all neighborhood dogs who now noticed me and my new dog. She ignored us for longer than that. And she wouldnt go in the kitchen for almost a year. Simultaneous to her growth I learned not to fear any dog and even started training my neighbors pups. One year later she's a happy, confident, playful, loving doggie - not to mention loyal. And I lost a fear that was at times disabling. I have to recommend adoptions of shelter dogs. They may require patience and some extra care but once their confidence and trust is repaired there's no better friend. And as most dog owners come to know, I needed her as much as she needed me. Yay Sesame!
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Tuesday, March 23, 2010