So much time has passed since we first picked up Shio and we needed to give him time to adjust to us. More importantly, we needed to get him to trust us. At the time, we didn't realize that Shio would not be the sort of happy go lucky dog that you see out on the streets. When we puppy sit for friend's dogs, they get along just fine with us and whatever we decide to do. Shio was there to play with them and we were there to feed and walk them. When neither option is available, then they fall asleep in the warm dwelling we provide for them. Needless to say, that falsified conception of a dog's ability to adapt had us stupidly assuming that all dogs would be happy to go along with whichever treat dispensing human came their way. Having no adopting experience with any other breed, I wonder how much more complex Shibas are compared to other breeds.
We can see Goo Goo struggling to grasp what's happening in her life right now. After a whirlwind 2 weeks for her, she just wants to rest and we don't blame her.