Clara has made tremendous progress in the last month. She wants to be near her people and makes a great foot warmer. She has gone from being fearful of the car to racing into it. Her only fear now is being left behind. She crates easily and is content to relax for a time with a Kong ball stuffed with treats. She loves being around other dogs and will play til she drops. Perhaps the most rewarding change is that she is more open to meeting new people. She will approach people willingly and without the cringing I saw when she first came to me. We are working on some basic obedience commands and, in true Golden fashion, she is a quick learner. Her recall can be a bit over-enthusiastic at times, as she races back at brake-neck speed for lots of rewards. We are close to clearing all the medical hurdles. She has just about completed her Lyme Disease treatment. Fortunately, this is just preventative, as she has shown no symptoms. She has been spayed, and has less than a week to go in her recovery period. We did have a minor setback when she rolled off the bed and managed catch a nail in the heat grate. She pulled the covering off the nail and exposed the quick. This required a couple weeks of bandage changes and pain control, but she is fine now. She should be ready for adoption very soon.