It's time to write about PonyG and her amazing transformation. Since moving to the country and becoming a 'country dog', PonyG is a new girl. Let me explain.
She now lives her life off-leash, all the time. She roams around her UN-FENCED property and does not wander. She has figured out her terrritory and she patrols it carefully ( how did she do that ?). She greets people who visit with a wagging tail and an over-enthusiastic jump up (can't stop it...I've tried). She has a couple of vantage points that she favors where she can see all comings and goings. She gets lots of other dogs coming to visit and play and as far as I can tell, she does not go to their places to visit, unless I do. She also does something that I absolutely love...she follows me everywhere I go when I am working outside...it is wonderful. AND get this....she comes when called....Yup....comes when called!
She was a terrible 'city' dog. She was skittish and wild. She was a challenge all the time. She was not my fantasy. I admit, I got close to giving up on her many times. I was at my wit's end and I guess she was too.
Little did I know that within PonyG. there did indeed lurk
my fantasy dog. All she needed was an open door and some open space. She has become a pretty darn good dog
living a real dog's life.