We were both happy with Onyx and decided to see if she would be a good fit for us as a couple. Along the way, moments of frustration and tears transpired in a way that I was definitely not prepared for, as Onyx dealt with terrible separation anxiety and I felt guilty for putting her through it. She also fears a particular type of dog and this stems from the fact that she has been attacked twice in the last few months. We live in a city where people will often walk their dogs off-leash if given the opportunity and there are dog owners who should not be taking advantage of lax leash laws. Due to her fear of dogs with that puppy-like bouncy energy, we are cautious and walk our dog with a mesh muzzle. Though this is a preventative measure and Onyx is a sweetheart 99% of the time, you would not believe the wide berth that other dog owners give us when they see what to the naked eye appears like a small pitbull wearing a muzzle.
Whatever the stigma is, I am happy to have her and will work on correcting some of her more troubling behaviours. And I have to cut this blog entry short, because someone needs a belly rub!