Okay-that missing nosehair really threw you all, huh! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/05_biggrin.gif[/img]
Harmony-please tell your daughter how nice it is for her to ask these questions!
Does she come up to people?
No she still will hide behind me and some people still make her very nervous (like poop nervous), but others have been able to pet her when she's in a more confined area. She does come up to me when I am sitting and ask for petting though, which is a big one! Last night she came up behind me and nudged my arm and I didn't even realize or think it was possible that it was her, but it was!
Does she eat food from your hand?
Yes, she does! Thanks to the miracle of Arby's, Anna has learned that good things come from human hands! That was the first food she took from me, and it was while I was driving and putting it back to where she was on the floor in the back seat of the car. Since then, she's gotten good at taking any food from me-first without eye contact, then me sitting and looking at her, and now she'll even take treats from me when I'm standing. She's even taken stuff from people she doesn't know recently-as long as it's good stuff! I had never seen a dog so afraid to take food from a person before. I can see why that stuck with your daughter.
How is Karen doing?
I heard from her at the holidays and she is doing well and is thankful that Anna has her place in life.
I also wondered, from reading her old thread all along, if Anna ever would make it. Things that you take for granted with dogs just don't happen with her. And time in terms of progress is just not the same with Anna. BUT, now that she is home with me, time is meaningless because there isn't that thought of adopting her out, and that is a real gift. We can just meander along!
Thanks for checking in on her! Class is Monday night (I think-better check...) and if your daughter has other questions, I'd love to try to answer them. I do love Anna!
Playing chase with Ava and Ilsa:
Playing tug with Bruno and Ilsa: