|Mecha in her princess pillow!!|
At the office she had the opportunity to experience different people coming and going and was able to see that nobody wanted to hurt her. Although she was not running up to them and licking their face, she would quietly observe them from a distance, which for her was progress since at first she would just want to run away and hide. My co-worker, Martina, took a special liking to Mecha, who slowly but surely began to trust Martina more and more. Eventually Mecha added her to her “circle of trust” (a very select group!).
Another coworker liked to give Mecha cheese during her visits (cheese just happens to be Mecha’s kryptonite!), and it wasn’t long before Mecha learned how to look at her with imploring eyes until she got a bite of cheese. Considering Mecha’s history and the time that she has spent in a shelter rather than a home, she had progressed by leaps and bounds. My office is located next to the ocean, so at the end of the day I would take her to the beach so that she could run off leash. She never strayed far away from me and was starting to learn how to fetch (although she didn’t always bring the stick back, but I think she is not far from getting the hang of it!) I always looked forward to taking her to the beach and seeing her so happy and free.
|Mecha at the beach!!|