When I met Cleo at her farm in Vermont yesterday, she was too uneasy to come near me. I figured that I would have a long project of gaining her trust here at my farm, but when we arrived in Sullivan, she was much more comfortable with me. Things continued to improve this morning, so I decided to push her a bit and try brushing her.
She settled in and seemed to actually enjoy the attention, and we made some progress finding a dog underneath all that fur. By this evening, she was glued to my side the entire time I was in the pasture with her and the sheep; I’m amazed at how quickly she’s come to trust me.