I've not written much about Roxy but here is a brief bio. Roxy was put in rescue when she was 9 months old. I adopted her 6/10/06 and she had her first birthday with us on 7/8/06. Before going into rescue she was in an abusive home with 4 kids and had never been socialized. Two days after we got her I got the broom out of my closet and the poor baby just about had a stroke, dropping to the floor and cringing. She was also scared to death of kids, can you blame her? The first time she saw a toddler she started backing up and barking. Well she has made remarkable progress. Luckily I'm in several dog organizations that let me bring her out for socialization. You can't just go up to strangers with a dobe that you are unsure of things from her past and expect them to pet her when your not really sure how she will react. Thank heavens I've trained dogs for over 20 yrs. and I am pretty good at reading them. She gets a lot of confidence from Gaston, as nothing bothers him.After I worked with her with my dog groups we started going on very long walks at least 3 times a week with a friend and her borzois. We go through a major park in downtown Savannah and then all the way to River St. Theses places have lots of people and at first she was petrefied. She is still very unsure of strange dogs but hopefully that will also come around . Well she now loves meeting people and she actually went up to a baby stroller and kissed the toddler. I'll have to admit I was saying to myself,please don't eat this childs face off! I'll post a picture of her seeing this little girl out of her stroller at the end of this. The other picture is her standing with her borzoi buddies while I take their picture. I'll also post pictures of her playing with Gaston on future posts. Gaston needed a buddy to run and blast with and I thought rescue was the way to go and boy am I glad I did. She is such a sweetheart and she and Gaston are best buds.