I’ve got to tell you, the change in Rosie this past year has been remarkable. I’m not sure when it started to kick in, as this summer will be the two year mark, but over the last year, she has just completely made a turnaround. There is no more hiding under beds or underneath chairs, the random snarling is gone, and she even is allowed on the bed now because she no longer bullies Lily or bites my feet in the middle of the night. She’s also no longer binge eating, has lost a little weight, and constantly wants to be on my lap (which is where I want my dogs). It’s really just remarkable.
Maybe she just needed some time for her little head to rewire after years of abuse and then being dumped in the middle of nowhere. Lily is by far still my favorite animal I have ever known, but the margin isn’t anywhere near as big as it was. I guess Rosie just needed some time.