Lady turned 6 years old today. She is the same shy girl we adopted 3 years ago, although she has been asking for a bit more attention of late, which is very nice...then she runs to her crate and hides. She also seems to be getting more sensitive to sounds, like when a pot hits the side of the sink when being washed, which upsets her and sends her flying to her crate.
At least we get to pet her briefly a couple of times each day (that is unless someone decides to wash dishes or just walks past while the petting session is going on.) We have to time our petting sessions when there will be no distractions.
Sigh... I've heard that it can take some dogs 5+ years to mellow out, and I think that Lady Flame will be one of those dogs. Sometimes, we wonder if she would be happier elsewhere, but since we don't know where that is, she is stuck with us. Veronica, if you get to the Dog Days of August before us (August 22nd from 10 am - 4 pm), please sign us up with the dog communicator for both pups;-)