On Saturday Churry got to go to the Lawrence/Kansas City area KSDS puppy gathering. I love going to these. I learn very helpful tips and love getting to talk to other puppy raisers and graduates. Churry loved getting to play with new dogs, although at first I thought she might be scared. She warmed up after a bit and made friends with her big sister, Shelby, who is coming to stay with us next week! She also loved playing with Buttercup, who is an adorable yellow lab about her exact age.
Tonight we took Churry to Home Depot. I wanted some practice beside a shopping cart before taking her at a time when I actually need to shop. She did really well. It was a night and day difference between this outing and her very first Lowe's outing where she was tugging on the leash and acting scared of the singing dancing monkey. We did revisit those singing obnoxious animals and this time she just sat and watched them. If I was a better puppy raiser, I'd remember my camera on these outings! I think I'll do better at getting her pictures when she's older and I'm not totally focused on whether or not she may need to pee!
I think Churry is at an interesting age where sometimes she is very skittish about things and some times she is just calm as can be. The outings I think are going to potentially be stressful for her she is very pulled together and acts very mature. Times when I think she should not be having a problem at all she is pulling and acting silly. It's these silly times where she will get startled by things she should be used to like birds or leaves. Time will tell, but I think Churry's going to be a great partner for some very lucky person one day!