So one day with Julia has passed and I was second guessing my ability to parent a puppy. She did not seem to like me, I didn’t seem to connect with her at a deeper level, she couldn’t go out since she wasn’t fully vaccinated yet, I couldn’t go out as she was so small and couldn’t be left unattended. We both were in a pickle, wont you say?
Things were going like that. I was drinking my tea during late morning and watching something on TV, then all of a sudden, Julia got up from her place, came near me, put her head on one of my feet and snoozed. If I could see my heart then, it would definitely have been in liquid state. She was like this for about 5 minutes, and although there were pins and needles prickling my foot, I didn’t dare to move it an inch and I knew that she finally accepted me.
Next day, my brother and sister in law were coming over to visit me and I was ready with my surprise. When they were about two minutes away, Julia was ready in my arms to meet her Uncle and Aunty first time. When finally meeting happened , Julia, my brother, my sister-in-law all were equally shocked. Seeing two strangers in such a close proximity, Julia shrunk herself in a ball. She was so very shy. And I was happy that at least she is not aggressive towards strangers.
So, here we were, Julia and I, freshly bonded, I introducing her to new people and she slowly coming out of her shell. And all the doubts I had, were blown away. I knew it would be hard work ahead, but the trust Julia showed me was worth all the efforts..
Are you liking Julia’s and my journey with each other so far? If so, keep reading about it in upcoming posts.
Have you experienced the first time an animal trusted you wholeheartedly? It’s an indescribable feeling. Let me know how was it with you in comments. I would love to know about it.