Today was Sheba’s first veterinarian visit. When I took her in, the receptionist exclaimed, “Oh, how adorable! May I please hold her?” Then two other staff members wanted their turn. One girl said, “That is the cutest puppy I have ever seen!” The receptionist took a picture of her, and they asked if they could continue holding her until time for us to go in to see the doctor.
I had been so worried about how she would react to new people. She LOVED them. In fact, she was so relaxed that she fell asleep on the examining table while we were waiting for her lab results.
Then after we got home, a neighbor dropped by to see how the new puppy was doing, and Sheba loved her, too.
I am so relieved. I got Sunny when he was 4 years old. He was distrustful of people and has never really gotten over it except with people he knows well.
Maybe little Sheba can help him feel more comfortable meeting people when they are together. Sunny was initially annoyed with her, but now they enjoy being with each other.
Oh, the vet said that he sees Australian Shepherd in her. So I think I have an Australian Shepherd/Lab mix. But I’m not sure. 🙂
Ron and I are floating with happiness over the new family addition. She has brought such a sense of completion to our lives!