This is a photo of my dog Princess Neka. She was one of my biggest challenges and one of my greatest learning experiences. She came to me as a “frightened of everything” German Shepherd Dog. She had been dumped in the country as a young dog and she had no trust of humans beyond the point of taking food and water. The rescue told me that she would never get along very well with other dogs and she should never be around kids.
I worked with her every moment I could for about 6 months. After just 8 weeks she had 5 new dog friends and was hanging out in my back yard with 3-4 of the neighborhood kids.
Before she passed away she was visiting a Nursing Care Center and she was mentoring several dogs that I was working with that had behavior issues. She was just days away from taking the test for CGC when she passed away of a sudden illness. She was only 6 years old.
Thanks … I was very sad when she past! With the sadness, I also felt cheated. That is because, I did ALL that work to get her to trust again, It took two years to get her into a “happy state of mind” and we didn’t get a lot of time to enjoy her normal life. But I also feel happy that I was able to help her and give here a wonderful life in the end.
When she passed she had many human friends and just as many dog friends too. She also had a roommate (Patchs) and they were very close. It was like they lived together forever, when in fact it was just about 2 years.