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Yesterday we went over to my boyfriend's ex's (I know, that sounds awkward, but they are good friends and we get along fine), and Gemma got to meet her and her cats. Gemma was so great! She warmed up to my boyfriend's ex, Anna, immediately, and she was desperately trying to get the cats to play with her, lol. One cat was sort of interested in observing Gemma, but the other was a bit grumpy towards Gemma. I'm really set on getting a kitten now for Gemma to have as a playmate. So far every cat she has met, she has loved, even when they haven't loved her back, lol.

So, after we stayed at Anna's place for a little while, we walked into town with Gemma to get some ice cream. Gemma was being super friendly and interested in all strangers and dogs that passed by. We started walking by this little girl of about 3 years old and her dad, and Gemma was in love with her. All she wanted to do was play with her. She was barking and jumping around and trying to get the little girl to chase her while running circles around her. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen. We had an entire audience in town gathered around and watching us. I think Anna may have caught it on video with her camera. If she did, I'll have her send it to me so I can post it here. :)

Gemma continued to greet other strangers on the way to the ice cream place. I'm just so proud that she is becoming outgoing and friendly. She used to be so nervous and scared of everyone and everything. She even did her tricks for Anna when we were at her place. Gemma is definitely a shy and nervous dog by nature, but I think we're doing something right with the socializing to make her more confident. So for anyone else dealing with a shy or nervous pup, there is hope! :)
 

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Dee, I believe Anna carries Kalisee because she hasn't had all of her shots yet. I used to carry Gemma too before she could walk on the ground just so I could get her out in public and busy places. I still carry her if she gets tired or if we're in a hurry to get somewhere. But I agree that it's important to let them walk and explore the world on their own without being babied in your arms all the time, but only after their shots are completed of course.

Thank you all for the positive comments. I'm so proud of my girl. She's doing great!
 
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