See, when she's in the house, you sit here and stare in at her, and if that doesn't work, you pant real loud...like this....
When we get treats we have to sit down and be really good and cute--see how I make my eyes kinda big and hopeful?..uh..well do the best you can with those eyes..
It's okay to lick your lips and slobber 'cause then she knows you really are appreciating the thoughts of that treat.
Things are going quite well, as the new 'pack' forms. I'm very proud of Boone as he has adjusted so much more quickly than I expected. They have been in the yard together for a couple of days (still only when I'm around though), with no problems. The first time Ashley barked, I freaked, Boone freaked--I was sure she was under attack, and Boone just couldn't figure out what was going on! So we both went running out there, and Ashley was like, what?, I'm guarding the place from buzzards, okay?
We've went on a couple of walks. She does really good on the leash, but is very worried, and stays close. She runs around the place checking things out (which is perimeter fenced) and comes when called. Very energetic, which neither Boone and I are used to, since the collie girls were 'aged' when he came. However she isn't crazy puppyish either, which is nice.
Boone has been more alert and active since she came, and seems to enjoy having someone to putter around with. He was actually waiting at the yard gate when I came home today, from the big city. He hadn't been doing that since Ariel died.
So far so good, and I'm happy it's moving along better than anticipated. We are almost ready for group hugs! ;-)