Cleo continues to surprise me. At her previous farm, she was slow to warm to new people, often needing several encounters before she felt comfortable enough to approach someone unfamiliar. Since she’s gotten here, she seems much more accepting of folks I introduce to her. My friend Kathy came to visit yesterday, and within seconds of meeting Cleo, they were best buddies.
I’m curious if the change of circumstances somehow relaxed Cleo (not what I would have expected!); or if so far she feels less burden of responsibility for this new farm and its residents, and so she can be more trusting of visitors. It often takes an adult dog a full year to completely settle into a new life, so I imagine her behavior will continue to evolve.