Pablo Picasso, Three Musicians (1921),
Cyril is coming along very well; he seems to be coming out of his depression now, which is so very good to see.
Since last Saturday he has been able to play the tug game with Richie, which he became too scared to do.
First thing when Richie came back from the shop, with new toys for the dogs, Cyril was keen to play the tugging game.
But somehow he shocked himself by all the growling he was doing while holding onto the tug.
It worried him so much that he could not go on anymore; it also made him very nervous and worried about any contact.
In the evening he finally allowed Richie to stroke him ands enjoyed being cuddled, then Marleen demanded a game with her tug.
Cyril watched fascinated but very worried, when they were finished, he went over to the tug Marleen had discarded and sniffed it extensively.
Then he returned to his bed and crawled with a huge effort under his blanket, only to jump out again as soon as he was covered up.
He walked up to the tug, picked it up and walked straight up to Richie and thrust it at him and demanded a game.
An incredible breakthrough for a clever little dog, Cyril is a real sweet dog, we are looking forward to seeing him getting even fitter and happier