Meet Ellie May or May May as she is affectionately called. She’s my niece’s dog. She was bought from a homeless person when she was just a pup. Her days on the street scarred her a bit. She’s skittish and doesn’t warm up to people easily. I’m slowly becoming her friend by bribing her with dog treats and Cheerios.
She came to play with Misha last week. I use the word “play” loosely. Misha and May May are alike in many ways. Although they’ve known each other for about 3 years, they most circle, sniff, and avoid.
As you can see, my attempts to get a photo of them together went awry. Well, at least I got them in the same frame.
Misha really isn’t this much larger than Ellie May, it’s just the angle. Though I think she’s about 2 lbs heavier.
May May has that scruffy cute that you can’t help but love. She’s some sort of terrier but we just don’t know what.
Despite ignoring each other for 3 hours, the dogs were exhausted after their visit. They didn’t exactly play but at least they tolerated each other’s presence. That’s a start!
Do you have tips on how to help shy and skittish dogs to feel more comfortable around other dogs? If so, tell us in the comments.