Friday, November 1, 2013

Good Dog, Fern

Three days old!
A milestone of sorts!  Last night while I was walking Fern we came upon two large loud parties of kids dressed in costumes, talking/eating/drinking around a fire (one fire in a chiminea, the other in a portable firepit) something I have never seen before in my neighborhood.  In both cases Fern stood and watched them, wagging her tail and waiting to be invited to the party.  Six months ago she would have startled, barked at them, and stood there grumbling under her breath.  Fern is very reactive and is easily startled by strange things, and these were definitely strange in this quiet neighborhood.   Good dog, Fern!  I've put a lot of work into her, taking her places and exposing her to a variety of novel situations.  It's really paid off. 

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