Just incase you don't recognize this sweet girl.. IT'S MILLIE VANILLI, as the carefree attitude and big smiles may mislead you as she splashes and plays in water.
Yes.. we had a major break through the other day.
I had literally accepted that she was terrified of water and only on a need basis would she be willing to tip toe rapidly through a shallow, narrow creek bed to cross the other side.
Well folks, not anymore! She willingly runs and splashes through water as though she's done it her whole life!
It only took a little over a year and one month!
Although I would love to take all the credit for Millie's new endeavors it wouldn't be fair to not give all the glory to our Lolacoaster!! Lola really has been the source to Millie's recovery. Our Frenchie has shown Millie confidence, love, acceptance and yes.. from time to time.. tough love and boundaries.
I truly believe that Lola and Millie are soul-sisters. They are never apart.
Millie trust and follows this girl anywhere.. so over time when we would go to the park, Millie would continue to observe Lola play in the creek.. until one day Millie was tired of watching from the shoreline and wanted to see what was so fun about playing in water.
I hope that the pictures are proof enough that there is no fear here! She just may have to agree with Lola that playing in the water is the best thing since Dog Biscuits!
This breakthrough was just a simple reminder to me that Millie is still progressing and growing everyday. No, I don't believe Millie's story has been written yet.
It is only beginning!