I can't believe it's been 3 years since we adopted Gryff. It seems like only yesterday he came to live with us. At the same time, it feels like he had been part of our family for so much longer.
Life is certainly different for Gryff. These days, he spends his time torn between loving his little brother (especially when TJ is eating!) and trying to get rid of him. They a typical brotherly relationship. Gryff had been pretty patient while TJ learns what is and is not appropriate behavior when it comes to dogs. Gryff is very expressive and makes sure that both his pleasure and displeasure are known. TJ is learning to respect Gryff's boundaries.
Gryff goes to daycare once a week. He enjoys the time out of the house and playing with other dogs. It's a nice break for him.
Gryff still takes his flower essences every day. They have helped him to be more happy and balanced. He went for a nice long walk the other day and he only had one barking fit when he saw another dog. That's a huge improvement for him. The formula we have him on is made especially for him and we keep in touch with the woman who makes it to update her and tweak the formula as needed.
Gryff is a good traveler. We have taken him on several road trips to Michigan and he is always excellent in the car and as a house guest. Sometimes, however, he can't go on trips with us. When this is the case, he stays over at our trainer's house. She always says what an awesome guest he is and begs us to let him stay over more often!!
Gryff is a lover, a cuddler, a protector, a spoiled brat, and a huge Mama's boy!