Sandy is now LUCY!
We have renamed her "Lucy" to which she responds heartily. When we used "Sandy" she would purposely look away or ignore us -- very strange...but she seems to love Lucy (as WE do!) and comes readily, wagging her tail...but ONLY to me. She does not like ANY men and has yet to come to my husband, Bruce or son, Garrett. They're taking their time with her and we have hopes she'll overcome this fear. She's very curious and wants to come but is so timid and fearful. Even with me, she runs away and then slows to a low-bellied crawl for me to pick her up...sad.
She is an absolutely wonderful dog, however, and very smart! She has totally mastered our little doggie door and "helps herself" to the backyard whenever she likes. Very well potty trained with few messes. She barks at the door and already "runs the house," sleeping with us every night in our bed (on MY side!) and snuggling so sweetly. She has allowed Bruce to give her showers and seems to really like the warm water.
YES! I get LOTS of kisses and a wonderful wagging tail! We are working on obedience and leash, although it's been very cold for regular walks. She is helping to fill that gaping, painful hole left by the passing of my little Schnauzers, and I'm grateful Ginger found her for us!
Please extend my thanks to B.J. and her family for helping her make the transition to real dog life. It must have been very difficult for them to part with such a sweet dog.
We are grateful!