When I walked up to Hank's pen Lisa was having a sweet conversation with Hank, basically telling him that he was loved and was going to be fine. "Good morning, Lisa!" I said, even though I felt bad for interrupting her. "Would you like to feed Hank his warm breakfast? I think it..." Before I could finish my sentence Lisa was inside the pen with Hank! I then handed her the pan of food, and then Don held the gate closed as I took this short video of Hank enjoying his home (trailer) cooked meal. Hank Eating Breakfast!
After Hank had eaten his breakfast, Lisa came out of the pen and she and I visited with Hank some more. He took turns licking our hands, and then he totally surprised us! He jumped up and leaned on the fence in front of Lisa! We were so excited, we decided to go into his pen and pet him. Hank seemed to enjoy the attention. About fifteen minutes later, he jumped up on Lisa and gave her a kiss as he wagged his tail! Then it was my turn! We were thrilled that Hank had jumped up on us even though we knew that it is considered a bad habit, but we encouraged him because he is making such great progress. When he gets back his confidence then we will start with his dog training and teach him not to jump up on people.
As Hank took turns jumping up on us while covering us with mud, I reached down and picked up his new toy that Rose had made for him and he jumped up and grabbed it from my hand and then he started shaking it back and forth! He was having so much fun! Then he and Lisa played tug-a-war and he was having a blast! His tail could not have been up any higher and wagging fast as he could wag it! Here is a short video of him playing with us and his toy. Hank Loves His Toy! And, this is picture of us covered in mud!