If I was grading Abbey, I would give her A+ today!
We were shopping at the local pet shop looking for some new dog treats. while, I was carefully examining the various dogs treats the store had to offer (Our little girl has a very sensitive stomach), I kept Abbey sitting by my side. Every now then she'd get a cookie as a reward for being calm and paying attention to me.
Little did I know that somebody else was watching me...feeding my dog. To my surprise, when I looked down there was another dog sitting by my feet!
It was a cute toy brown Poodle. At first I thought that this dog was off leash and my blood pressure and anxiety went through the roof. I then noticed the retractable leash. Still not my favorite scenario (those leashes drive me crazy, dogs may as well be off leash, as owners have little to no control over their dogs). The owner of the poodle was at the counter busy paying for her shopping and didn't seem to be worried at all. While I stood there, telling myself to be calm, when really alarms bells were going off in my head. Abbey was perfect! She just sat there, making a new friend, both dogs were perfect in terms of greeting. The lady at the till finally noticed her dog was missing and called her dog over. I let out a big sigh of relief, and gave Abbey a big handful of cookies for being so good.
|This what imagined would happen. Abbey would give a poodle play bow and than jump on his head, to show him how happy she's too meet him and that she's ready to play.|