Posted By: anniej
Cara -Two Year Update - 05/04/15 08:21 AM
I have just passed the second anniversary of Chama's passing over to Rainbow Bridge. I adopted Cara pretty soon after with the hope that out off the pain off loss , healing for both off us would occur. While not a day goes by when I don't miss my wild child Chansa I feel incredibly blessed to have gentle, loving Cara in my life.
This year has seen more changes in her life - she has left daycare and I have managed to change me timetable so I can give her a morning and lunchtime walk. She has made friends with a lovely new dog walker who adores her - and she takes her out late afternoon. A year ago I don't think she could have copped with the 3-4 hours being left alone. Off lead she has improved 100% and I now trust her to come back in most situations. She has developed a deep and passionate love for chasing tennis balls - I had to teach her not to guard her toys from me and the world but once we cracked that we moved forward really quickly. Daycare was brilliant for teaching her how to behave around other dogs - she will greet all dogs with a polite sniff - not interested in the slightest if her tennis ball is present. The exception is the Ridgeback I look after at work and who comes on a morning walk with us.
So all in all a pretty good second year - watching Cara learning to trust ( its ok to let go off my tennis ball I will get it back) and enjoy life continues to bring great joy into my life - now if only I could get her to stop waking me up at 5.30am on the weekends!