Mia (known in RAGOM as Bingo) has now been with me for over three months, and she is still progressing very slowly. But at least she is progressing. Everything is still new and scary to her. Noises, cars, and people are among the scariest things to her. But she is gradually learning that not everything is going to harm her. And hopefully nothing will ever harm her again. But it will take more time to gain her trust.
When Mia is home alone with my two dogs she has a great time. She plays with the dog toys, reorganizes the pillows, snoozes on the couch, and loves to look out the window and watch the world go by.
When I am home, she will retreat to her safe place at the top of the stairs. When she feels comfortable she will come down and hang out with me and my dogs while we watch TV. At night she joins all of us on the bed and sleeps all night without interruption.
Because noise, cars, and people still scare her, it is sometimes difficult to get her to go to the bathroom outside. Therefore, she often goes in the house when I am not home. She is most comfortable outside at night when it is dark and quiet.
Mia is a beautiful and sweet girl! It is a joy to have her around, and it has been fun to watch her make progress, even as slow and gradual as it has been.