Six weeks to the day. Princess stayed here at Good Shepherd Boarding Kennel for that long because her owner had serious surgery. She couldn't go home. She had to be away from the owner to whom she was so clearly loyal.
Princess learned to trust me. She went from backing away when I tried to put a leash on her for a walk to jumping up for dog hugs. She even learned to be friendly with my two dogs while we walked. I was pleased with how well she handled the separation.
Yet this morning when her owner was finally taking her home, she only had eyes for him! All the hard days, the challenging situations, the cautiousness, disappeared when she saw her owner. That hardship is now a distant memory. Now she is home, curled up, no doubt, at her owner's feet, having the most relaxing rest of her life.