You all know I'd like Hammie to be more socialized...but there isn't anyone around. I try to take him out...now he won't even come near the car and me trying to push him in hasn't been a big success. So, this weekend my sister and her hubby were coming to stay over. Cool...people. I say 'will you meet Hammie??' NO WAY. I say, 'well, he really is such a baby, BUT I'll be sure to have him securely on a leash' NO. I let them out to run a bit and my sister almost has a breakdown (now, remember me telling you she had a severe dog bite as a child). I assure her, they CAN'T come in....geez. She insists her hubby come inside. Poor Ham & Addie.......they think EVERYONE loves them. Then they leave Sunday A.M. and my kids arrive for the day. Nope, nobody wants to visit the dogs or go anywhere near them. Sorry this is long, but I've also asked some other folks......just pet him, I'll have a good hold on him. (and he isn't the least bit aggressive) NOPE. I think because he has a face that looks a bit more stern than his nature, I don't know. He's kinda big...but not HUGE. But, now nobody wants to go near him. Meanwhile, as I type this...the big baby (actually both dogs) are curled up right beside me snoozing away. Not a tiny thread of aggression in either dog. Just me....feeling a bit bummed.