Saturday, July 20, 2013

Learning About Dogs

Dogs aren't pets in Congo, so naturally Godson and Shekina are afraid of all the Bolton dogs. My mother has been teaching Shekina to be gentle with dogs and not to fear them by having her feed treats to my parents' dogs, Harry, Hazel, and Derby. Today, we transferred the lessons over to my house. Shekina practiced giving treats to Teddy and Bing while Godson stood back and practiced his barking (woo, woo, woo!). Violet, who is a black lab and is fearful of kids (but who is our sweetest, most intelligent dog) will be last. I have faith that we can clear that hurdle if we work on it dilligently and carefully. Here's a video of my mom working with Shekina, Bing (left), and Teddy (right). 

1 comment:

  1. Anna, Thank you so much for sharing your journey! I saw your link on Facebook and I am so glad I did. I know it probably takes a lot to be this transparent, but you are giving those who come behind you so much hope, knowledge and guidance. I am checking your blog more than my own! We hope to bring our 2 kiddos home in a couple months and now I feel more prepared. Again, THANK YOU!!!