The Greenville Humane Society had a festival weekend to promote adoptions and awareness. Part of it was a reunion for those who had been adopted. We were excited to go and glad the weather had worked out - it had been raining all week here, but at 10 am this morning, the sun decided to make an appearance. People and dogs of all sizes and ages came out to show off . We all compared notes and swapped stories.
Shadow started to make some other friends, but it's hard to wrestle and play on a leash. The great part was to have people recognize him (by name) and remember when he was there. It's only been 7 weeks and I get the feeling he was a bit of a celebrity while he was there. Large, nearly pure bred, and quite "energetic". One staff member asked. "So, what happened [that he calmed down]?" I just told her basically he's very social and isolation in a crate for the kennel cough was just more than he could take. I also told her about all sorts of means that we've taken to wear him out. All of that has made him happier and more responsive.
Now - we are still working on lunging at other dogs (which is one reason I took him over there!) But I have to say he did better than most. Of course every mama thinks their crow or in this case lab is the blackest!