04-15-2013, 10:10 PM
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Yeah. Hopefully once we stop having to hurt her she'll settle right down into being a proper member of society. I'm having a hard time finding that fine line between knowing when to reprimind her for being stupid and backing off because she's afraid. I'm sure I'm not helping at all, because of that. You're right though. I should be very happy that she feels like acting the way she does. That girl has some energy! A part of the reason she didn't want to be be caught, I'm sure, is that she was turned back out into the pasture today instead of just having to stand around in her run-in all day. I wouldn't want to go back in there either.
I can tell that she still WANTS to be friends though, which is nice. She would turn around and walk away from me if I tried to put my arm around her neck to halter her, but if I stopped and just let things be, she would turn around after a step or two, stare at me for a minute, then take a few steps to sniff my arm or my hand. You can tell that she wants to trust me, but she also knows that most of the time when she's caught, it means that she's going to be doctored again. Once all of this is over though, I anticipate that she's going to be very much a submissive, 'look to the leader' type that needs someone dominant to tell her what to do. TOTALLY opposite of Sour. The entire time that I spent trying to catch her, she was watching my body language (which stinks, because I'm sure my body language was confusing at times) and was wary, but she never backed up at me or pinned her ears like she was trying to warn me away. So I know she isn't meaning to be bad, she just really doesn't want any more pain! (and who would?)