N's friend Az came over again today for another orientation session with Molly. It went VERY well. They made so much progress today and so far everything is going faster and smoother than I thought it would. I was afraid Molly would be difficult.. Well, she IS difficult but she is coming around very quickly. Today Az and I hung out on the couch and Molly was cautious but hung around us as well. She still barked, growled, howled, backed away, whenever Az moved too quickly or spoke too loudly for her liking.
Throughout the session we gave her treats, drawing her closer and closer to Az each time until she was cautiously sniffing his fingers and feet. Shortly before Az had to leave Molly started taking treats from his hands. She did so several times. She would still dart quickly away from him every time she got her treat but hey, at least she got near him in the first place right??! We're hoping that in the next couple of sessions, she'll allow Az to pet her or at least sit next to her.
Molly will have another friend at Az's house besides his 3 year old dog Kopi because he and his partner adopted a puppy from SPCA Selangor on Sunday! Puppy doesn't have a name yet. She is a 3 month old local mixed breed dog like Molly. White with random black and brown patches. She's big for her age and I'm hoping that she and Molly and Kopi will be firm friends. Three mutts in an awesome house in Bangsar with their dads. Molly is naturally friendly towards other animals and I know she won't be aggressive to Kopi and Puppy.. I just hope that Kopi will be able to accept another adult female dog in her territory.
Please continue to wish us luck and send us good vibes as we continue Molly's journey to a forever home... It's been a long process with so many ups and downs along the way. I can't believe I've been fostering Molly for a year and a half. Maybe all this waiting is meant to be and it's all worth it for Molly to have the best home possible. I love that silly little dog, even the way she stinks :)
Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends!
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