Morgan also seemed to fear us. No matter how much we would sweet talk him he preferred to sleep hidden in the closet at night. Now at bedtime, he jumps up at the foot of the bed and insists on sleeping at our feet taking up all of the room.
In the beginning he was also afraid that we would take his food away. He even bit me once when I tried to add something to his dish while he was eating. Now he lets us move his bowl and wags his tail knowing he can expect something even better than he ever imagined.
I have been reflecting on how fear can keep us from doing things we really want to do or even keep us from being with those we care about. With Morgan it took patience, training, and love for him to overcome his many fears.
Right now our nation is gripped by a fear which could prevent us from doing what we love or from being with those we love. Let's all make an effort over this Thanksgiving holiday to reach out to those who may be full of fear and treat them with love and compassion. And maybe even offer them some holiday treats.