Friday, September 18, 2009

A Breakthrough

I took the girls to the mall today to buy their Disney Princess costumes (blech!) for Halloween, and we ventured back into that pet shop we visited last weekend. And, well . . . I'll just let the pictures tell the story:

It was a little Cockapoo named Sadie. It took a little bit of coaxing, but I (and the guy who worked there) convinced Daisy to pet the dog!! This is a first. And she felt sooooo good about herself afterwards.

We're not completely there yet, but we're certainly making strides. There was an incident a week or so ago where someone brought a large dog onto the school grounds (we were waiting for Joey after school) without a leash (seriously!). And Daisy freaked. Also a couple days ago I rescued a little Yorkie running around in front of our house who I was afraid was going to get hit by a car. The dog had a collar with an ID tag, so I brought it up to our front door, intending to call the number on the tag, and when Daisy saw me carrying the dog towards our front door, she started screaming and crying. But. There's today, her petting an actual, live dog. And feeling very pleased with herself. And she's begging for a dog to keep now. She's got a name picked out and was browsing the pet shop for suitable collars, a leash, and a doggy bed.

We'll see!


Jodi said...

You can borrow our dog if you want to test out the theory before buying. Stanford's great with kids and used to being over-loved by little ones.

Carla said...

What pride she has on her face! She's taking baby steps and they'll get her there!

Eternal Lizdom said...

I love the look on her face- she was happy and excited about it, not scared or forcing herself. Yahoo!!