GM - She really really has. I love it. And Youtube has become my personal video diary (though I need to go back and re-download everything for safe keeping!). I have full plans to sit every day with these videos - every time I hit youtube, I end up on my own channel LOL!
Trifan - you are very sweet for saying so. Thank you. It is one of those things (as I was telling QD the other day) - as much as I love this community and it's people and have 0 plans to leave it any time soon, one of the hardest things is coming on here and seeing all the "normal" dogs. But like QD says, what BCs are normal, anyway?
. I have been labeled as "obsessed" with Ember's development. Maybe in a slightly unhealthy way even. I do have to say that this is the hardest I have ever worked for a relationship in my entire life. There were a few different months over the past year and change that I was fully ready to give her up to someone who could do better, who knew what they were doing and what she needed. For the first time, I actually feel like that person (at least, in a very small way). It has been an amazing journal and one that I won't forget - nor do I hope to have to take again LOL!
There are things I don't think we will ever be able to do - but there are things that I didn't think she could do that she is now doing as of this month. So who knows where the next year will land us? I'm excited to find out
TMM - Ember's #1 problem is pressure. As I've learned how I'm creating it, and able to relieve it, we are slowly unwrapping her from the tight wound up thing she is. I don't know if that helps you out any in what to look for. We are slowly teaching her what real interaction looks like, and this week she gets to practice choosing it. That is the big thing for my girl - I can't "ask" her to do anything. Not right now anyway. Even with this class we are in, I've been deliberately waiting until she is spunky or staring me down with her head on my knee. Only last week I started trying to start it myself - and she is slowly understanding it's the same thing. It's very very slow though.
Just remember, it took me 6 months to teach Ember how to Spin LOL!