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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful for Shyla, the dog with the biggest heart that I can imagine. Despite her own fear issues, she took Hachi under her wing and has loved him ever since he joined our family. Even after she is the recipient of a growl, she instantly forgives Hachi. It almost seems like she understands that his growls are motivated by fear so she's kind to him no matter what.

Shyla did not have an easy start to her life. We adopted her at 9 months old, and she was the most fearful and submissive dog I'd ever seen. It fills my heart with joy to see that her heart is healed enough for her to be able to help Hachi gradually find his way.

Alas, that is an old photo. After Hachi's aggressive behavior toward our Black Dog, we are not comfortable letting these two be free together in the house. However, they do peacefully coexist on the deck - which is a fairly new discovery. They aren't snugglers on the deck but they do hang out close to each other.

I am so grateful for our love-filled Shyla.


  1. Hari OM
    ...and perhaps, again, as you relax a bit about them being together, that togetherness will flourish? YAM xx

  2. she is an angel on 4 paws... your shyla...

  3. When Jake came to live with Cooper and Baby, Jake hated Cooper, he was so jealous we had to keep them separate except when the 3 played and romped in the back yard. in the house we could not leave them alone together. when cooper died, Baby and Jake loved each other. love this photo am am sorry they can't share snoozing togegther

  4. Shyla is such a sweet girl, and we know she is teaching Hachi as well as all the work you are doing. We hope someday they can snuggle together again.

  5. It's good to have a good sister. Hachi has that good sister.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the pups. ♥

  6. That's a shame, and I hope that in time Hachi will be comfortable enough to cuddle with Shyla again.

  7. You are the best friend that Hachi will ever have, Shyla. Bless you!

  8. Shyla is always calming when we see her photo too, such a special sweetie.

  9. Oops, I forgot to say thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Shyla has done a fantastic job with her little brother

  11. They are doing fantastic and it is great he can lean on her for support.


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