Shyla and I had only a short time on the trails today, for it was an in-town training day. We are still in the midst of storms, and it was gray and foggy. To brighten up our day, I had Shyla wear my red neck warmer!
Today, one friendly and kind person wanted to meet her but did everything wrong (in terms of scaring Shyla). The person talked really loudly and with a harsh tone, she bent down to look Shyla straight in the eyes, and she even clapped her hands right next to Shyla's head. A few months ago, I would have fled to avoid a bad experience for Shyla. Today, my trainer and I let Shyla work it out to decide whether to make friends or not. After a tentative approach, Shyla ended up snuggling with the person despite all the potential scariness! I would have never believed that Shyla would be at this point so soon a few months ago.
I am so happy!
As my trainer says, it was a good day, a very good day, and we'll take them one at a time. But, I am so full of hope for Shyla's potential.
This girl astounds me!