Ray and uniforms!

Ray was originally picked up as a stray by two Humane Society officers (in dark uniforms), and taken in their van to the shelter. When Ray came to live with us, he showed a distinct caution towards some vehicles, and disliked security guards, police, and anybody else wearing a dark uniform! An understandable reaction really.

As with many aspects of Ray, time and lots of TLC have motivated him to change in soΒ  many ways and, just this past weekend, we participated in our Humane Society’s fund raising Mutt Strutt! After the walk, we wandered around the park area where the walk started and finished, and came cross a golden opportunity for a nostalgic pic!

“Hey Mom! I said hello to them so do I get a treat ?”

Time passes so quickly. It does not seem that long ago that he would have been tensing up just seeing those uniforms.

40 thoughts on “Ray and uniforms!

  1. Oops! Phone messed up!
    The How-To Manual for successful adoptions. πŸ™‚
    One thing that stood out to me is how you went into.this process willing to learn! Willing to be taught the best way to work with Ray. Too many people think they know all and don’t want to take the time to learn.

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  2. With my GSD, it was anyone in a white jacket or shirt, so I associated vets or a butcher as having hurt her at some time. When I voiced my theory, the vet took his coat off, and she was absolutely fine. They don’t forget. Treats by proxy πŸ™‚

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  3. Everyone adopting should get a copy of your book. It documents what is possible. So many dogs are not given a chance and most if not all of their reactions are based on fear or previous experiences. Ray chose his owners wisely.

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