Since I last wrote about Annie, we have had a breakthrough!
Last time, we had reached the point where she would touch me (nosing my head, arm, cheek or sucking my hair), but I was not allowed to touch her intentionally. I could ‘accidentally’ kiss her nose or touch her mouth with a finger – if her face was near those areas, eating. But, I was not allowed to outwardly state that I was going to touch her.
Well… then I went away for a few days (with Hubby), and I think she got lonely – or missed the treats, more likely.
When I came back, she not only nickered at me in a very excited way, but she came right up to me and stuck her face right in mine. She was trying anything to get a treat…
HERE IS THE PHOTO JOURNAL (sorry for the blur but it was difficult to hold my phone and take pics during this exchange).
I DIDN’T HAVE MY CAMERA BUT…
I let her out all night into her fancy, large paddock. At around 2am, I went outside because I heard a noise. I thought it might have been her… it wasn’t. She was totally fine and came up to the rails when she heard me.
The next morning, she was fresh and happily waiting for her breakfast. I fed her inside of her old, smaller paddock and she went in willingly. I know I can get her in there, no worries.
All is moving along. She is a very kind-eyed, sweet , friendly mare.
WE ARE VERY CLOSE to our goal for helping BHFER, our October Bucket Fund Rescue! Click here to read the story!