She's been at the Humane Society for several weeks. She came with a wicked case of ticks, skin and bones and a horrible patchy coat. Apparently she is one of the MHS's favorites (as if they all aren't!) and very gentle and loving.
I hope to get her next week so will keep you posted. I think I've already fallen in love with her smile!
This morning I went with Julie to have her dog, Jodie, evaluated for training boot camp. She's a BEAUTIFUL smart little Havanese just full of pep. She just needs a little bit better manners. Honestly, it's really us parents who need the training! If I do get a permanent pup I will also do the training with Sit Means Sit. It's all positive reinforcement and lots of fun ... just repetition and more repetition. One of the interesting things I learned is at first, there's a food treat EVERY time. Then every other time. Until she never knows if/when she will get a treat but she keeps working for that special moment!
The trainer compared it to our favorite high end fabulous restaurant, Mama's Fish House. We go once a year. So it is something special when we do go. If we went there every day or even twice a day ... it wouldn't be so special. Same way with food rewards.
Jodie goes in tomorrow for ten days, I think. I can't wait to meet the new Jodie!!!