so stella seems to have succeeded where odin* couldn't - slowly but surely she and carly are building a solid relationship. for the first time in really what’s been well over a year carly seems happy and my heart feels a ton lighter…can i get a woot woot?
there’s a strange phenomenon going on here. historically the idea of adding a new dog always came with equal parts excitement and apprehension. there was always some fear of the chaos that would ensue - a new addition always meant a change of routine and some period of adjustment and tension. i don’t know if one of these dogs is authoring and distributing a colella family manual to newbies or what but the past few new dogs have just waltzed right in creating nary a blip and stella is no exception. beyond fulfilling her mission with carly, stella has been a remarkably easy fit.
*other than odin’s failure to bond with carly he has no other faults…except for being too fantastic for his own good.