Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Little Miko Update

We received a nice little email from Miko's dad. If you'll recall, Miko was (and is) a severely fearful dog from Taiwan that stayed with Robin & her dog, Logan. She was adopted over a month ago to a fantastic couple. Miko was definitely one of our harder-to-adopt dogs and that she went to such a loving home, full of patience and gentleness, is, if not quite a miracle, definitely one of those twists in life that fill you with hope and appreciation.

Miko is doing great here. We have been working on her "people" skills. There is a YMCA in the mini-office park by my house, so we walk by it a couple times every day; she gets exposed to a few adults and kids every day. I had to laugh when we first started and she got startled by a 4 year old.....the child said "look mommy, the doggie hasn't grown its tail yet" was tucked under....I got such a chuckle. We have now progressed at the YMCA from tail under body, to tail in a "fish hook". One more 1/2 curl and we will be in full "happy curl"!

Not much else is going on here. We have gotten into a routine, morning walk....lunch walk....dinner time TV and off to bed. So life is good.


The Thundering Herd said...

Way to go Miko. Having worked with a fearful dog, it takes a lot of work and patience, but the tail is a good sign of confidence building.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool to read about Miko's progress!


havetailwillwag said...

what a precious dog and what an awesome update from her adopters. they sound terrific! thank you for sharing! so heartwarming :)

Wild Dingo said...

awwweee...that face!