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April 19, 2007
The process of training Faith is lifelong. I understand that now. She is a smart, restless dog who likes most people and will never like many dogs. She is not a malleable character from a Disney cartoon, she is a middle-aged dog who was probably hardwired to be alpha, somewhat trained by her first owner (I never taught her to curb herself, and yet she will, given the unusual opportunity of an empty parking space in Hoboken), clearly beat up by another dog or dogs before we got her. She wags her tail at strangers smoking. Stubborn. Mysterious. Alive. Ours.