Ok so maybe not so big to most of you. But knowing Mia and raising her, she did something amazing today. Mia is not an easy dog in a lot of ways. She is not a stranger friendly dog. Today at nosework Mia was a big hit. The other dogs were all big and Mia was so into the work, she gained quite a following pretty fast (and lots of chuckles). At the end, everybody wanted to come up and meet her- 4 total strangers she had never met before in her life. Mia was phenomenal with them. Friendly, licking them, tail wagging, happy as can be. Not suspicious at all. Everyone was going on about how wonderful she was and how friendly she was. I was like My little Mia? Really? I'm so proud of us both. I think she's come a long ways and our relationship/trust has come a long ways too. The setting (agility club) is a very familiar and positive so I am sure that was a lot of it. But what a good girl. Also, the head trainer was there doing some agility classes and she came up to tell me that my trainer has been bragging on my dogs and loves them. She said she's never heard her talk about wanting a small dog before now but my dogs have changed her mind. That's always such a great thing to hear. In a lot of ways I really love showing people who aren't usually small dog people (and face it, most sports people aren't) how great the little guys and papillons in particular can be. Anyways, I left nosework all happy.