Holy guacamole batman!
So over the past year or so Sophie has broken out of her shell in a big way. It started with her trusting Zoe (Zoe is her best bud and her "hearing dog) it progressed to bumping us from behind, then from the front, months later she was sleeping under the covers with us and then resting her head on us, more recently asking for scratches on her head and ears.
Today she initiated play!!! She crouched down, ears back butt up and came running with a stuffie! I tried to maintain composure, I didn't want to freak her out. If I got up I knew she would run away, if I extended my arm too fast game over, too slow would she lose interset? All this ran through my head in the few seconds it took for her to run over. She came, she dropped Mr. Elephant and she defuzzed him right there infront of me, tail waggin the entire time. hen she was done, she barked at me proudly, pawed at my hand (This is her signal to let me know she is ready for scratches) she basked in the glory of defeating the fuzzy little elephant and enjoyed a good allover body rub, then plopped her little body down in the sun.
It was a very good day indeed.