Thank you everyone who commented on my last journal! All of your words and advice helped me out a ton and I made it through that week with less difficulty after taking a lot of that advice to heart!
I just wanted to assure everyone that the medicine is finally working! I'm back to my cheerful self though things have become significantly more busy. I have two weeks left of school and I really can't fail any of these classes or I'm in some serious trouble.
There IS some really good news though~! So one of my jobs is working at a kennel and we take in a LOT of rescues. My boss and the kennel owner is an expert on English Mastiffs and is an AKC breeder of merit for her own show dogs, 7 of which are English Mastiffs. Because of this, we take in English Mastiff rescues from ALL OVER, especially the really, really scared ones. Most people see a giant, scared dog and panic but we at the kennel have very little fear of these gentle giants so we take them in and resocialize them until they can find homes.
Well, about a month ago we had a 170 pound fawn Mastiff come into our care alongside our other three English Mastiff rescues. His name is Zeke and he is three years old, has some obvious signs of malnutrition and poor breeding, and was very, very scared. He was already trained and super behaved but his previous owner was sick of leaving a bored dog chained up outside her trailer. So after three years of ownership she dropped him off at the shelter, terrified and shaking.
I've been working with this dog since we've had him and he was just the happiest, biggest, most awkward dog. He has no problem behaviors that I can see and he responds so well to positive training methods.
Long story short: I adopted him and I love him and he's the biggest dog in my one bedroom apartment but he is the best freaking companion dog ever. The irony is that my cat Sarabi is still the smallest of my three animals and still the highest maintenance.
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