Thursday, August 07, 2008

Childhood Friend

One of my dear friends since childhood has a very strong fear of dogs. I learned early that no matter what size the dog was she responded with the same level of fear. I brought out two dogs with whom I was working. Without a word I started walking with the dogs. My friend was badly frightened. Gently but firmly I insisted she move forward. After she saw that I was controlling the dogs she was no longer afraid.

Although she is unsure of dogs, she is no longer panicked at the sight of them and even plays with a few