This morning we took Little Miss Intrepid down to the Farmer's Market so she could continue to be exposed to people and loud sounds.
She's already showing signs that she's got a completely different temperament than our other newf. She fearlessly approaches loud and new sounds.
Our older newf cowers behind the fridge if so much as a pin drops. Okay that's an exaggeration, but not much of one!
So that Little Miss Intrepid stays that way, we've decided to drive her to a place with people and sounds everyday so she can get habituated to life in the city.
The Bold One was completely unfazed by the band blaring at the market and everyone who bent down to meet her found themselves walking away trailed by a little Newfoundland.
After about 8 minutes she got cranky - no doubt a combination of being hot, tired and overstimulated - so we drove home but not before stopping at the fountain on campus first — for her first swim.
The pics didn't turn out that well, but I did snap a terrific, melt-your-heart one of her and Mr. Field Notes afterwards.