Sunday afternoon we took Buddy to a 50 acre lake. At first buddy was not impressed. After watching three of his friends herd, He went back to the lake. Somebody threw a stick into the lake for one of the herding dogs and Buddy went in after it. I three a stick for him and he went bounding into the lake grabbed it and dropped it as he raced past. He did two laps around the lot either because he was absolutely thrilled or the water was c-c-c-colder than he expected. He has not run like that in months. I lost count of the number of times I threw it for him but the last time he dropped 10 feet from shore. Done. He seems happier but one day at a time.
Sometimes it just takes the unknown provider "Woohooo! I don't know you and you don't know me! So let's just get it on!"
Seamus and Flynn
I am glad Buddy had fun today. The dynamics has changed for him. It may take him time to adjust.
That is really good to hear!
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
Those little things mean so much. I agree one day at a time and the tiny steps will become leaps.
Good for Buddy. Count me among those who think of dogs as having "human" emotions. I do believe they experience many of the same emotions we have, and he'll be OK~in HIS time. He has to deal with his sadness. Sorry but another proof against Dog Whisperer's "dogs live in the moment".
Good for you, Buddy!
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy