Carrie, the skittish, fearful girl has arrived at the Hound Hotel. We saw her on the website and asked Aunt Denise to send her down to us. We know a thing or two about terrified dogs. Our second dog, Blair, was the same way. She wouldn't let me near her for two days when we got her. After a couple of weeks she was my best friend. For the last 10 years she has been the best dog we could ever ask for. I think Carrie will be the same way. She is going to need plenty of TLC up front, but once she gets to know her family, she will be the friendliest, most respectful dog you could ask for. It was a little entertaining when we got her home today. She had laid down in the back seat of the car, and wasn't planning on getting out of the car. I had to pick her up and carry her to the back yard. Then I let her off the leash, and she began to run around the yard. Then I had a new problem. We can't catch her and she wouldn't come near us so we couldn't get her into the house. We used a little "horse whisperer" psychology on her and just left her alone in the yard. Pretty soon her curiosity got the best of her and she came up onto the deck. She poked her head inside the door a couple of times, but wouldn't come in. We managed to corral her on the deck with the use of a baby gate and then were able to bring her inside. She is now resting comfortably on a doggie bed and I have been sitting next to her letting her know that everything is going to be ok. Carrie is going to be a fun dog to have around the house. She won't cause any trouble, and she will be such a terrific dog. Stay tuned for more updates on Carrie's progress.
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