07 August 2010
ted and i celebrated our two month anniversary this week, and the 60 day mark must have been a milestone of sorts, because all of a sudden, ted is a whole different animal (in a good way).
he's been a quiet little guy since he's been here, happy, but never really exuberant in the way an excited dog normally is. i didn't know if that was his disposition, and he was just a super mellow fellow, or if he was still a bit shell shocked at the changes in his life. turns out to be the later, i think, as in the last week, a spunky, confident, little personality has rather suddenly emerged. he's gone from being the quietest dog i've ever known, to letting out surprisingly deep barks when excited. when i return from a day with a client or shopping, i don't just get a wagging tail, now i get acrobatics! last, since ted arrived, i've tried to interest him in play session with a toy, but he's never shown the slightest interest but as of last week, for the first time, he played with me! still showed no interest in the toy, but he did that cute little downward dog thing, and ran in crazy little dog circles for a few minutes (yes, i might have got a little verklempt at this milestone).
smilier and happier, and that makes me smilier and happier too. i can't wait to see how his little personality continues to unfold- so far, so good!
ps- ted and richard get along great now too. richard has come to adore ted, and gives him regular headbutts of affection. so cute.
Posted by christian may at 8/07/2010