posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 03:55 AM
Thank you again for your comments and suggestions.
I tried spraying some of my aftershave on the boy to trigger a different reaction but that didn't work but we went up to my parents for 3 days last
week and before leaving i told the lad to do some things that Ruby would like to do, if she would let him.
He took her for walks and played ball with her and i got to give him credit, after the way she has reacted to him he is not scared of her at all and
always seems willing to give her another chance.
Anyway, when we returned she has transformed into a different dog when she is near him, i wouldn't say she is ecstatic when he is around but she
hasn't been aggressive towards him and they play together quite happily now so it seems like "happy ending" music should be playing.
To clarify a couple of things that have been said; originally Ruby attacked him the very first moment she saw him, she didn't take a split second to
"get to know him" or seemingly smell him, just jumped at him as soon as the door opened. This is what led me to believe that it wasn't his scent
that she didn't like, more like something "about him".
I have never said, or believed, there to be any "possession" qualities about the child and i did originally say that as far as i am aware, he is a
great kid with a nice demeanour. That is definitely not what i meant when i mentioned his "aura", i think that word infers a persons inner
personality, a good, or bad, radiance that each of us emits. Maybe animals are capable of picking up on it and seeing a persons true nature, possibly
making up for their lack of speech or rationalisation in human terms.
I am glad the situation seems to be resolved but I'm also very interested to see what happens next time he comes down from Scotland, whether she
remembers him as the boy she played with or the boy she intensely dislikes.
Thanks to you all for everything though.