The girls were totally covered in ticks, and so our first evening was spent removing them. They would silently endure the contact with us, never flinching, but hardly moving or making eye contact. They both got along well with the dogs, and were the same age as Josh, who was about a year old at the time. But they knew nothing about being dogs, they only knew fear. Josh would try to get them to play with him but they would sit frozen, never moving or knowing how to react. Eventually they would learn to play and eventually they would learn to cope with their fears, but in different ways.
|~Josh and CarrieAnne 2003~|
|~CarrieAnne's sister, Lucy 2003~|
|~The "official" gang December 2004~|
CarrieAnne never totally got over her fears, but she learned to cope with them, and she learned to trust people on her own terms. She found companionship and security both with us and the other dogs.
When we moved to “Golden Pines” in 2007 it proved to be the perfect place for Carrie. Here in the country away from the noise of the city, CarrieAnne found peace, contentment and her confidence. She blossomed into what she was meant to become.
|~Christmas photo 2010~|