Eric took Iceman's lead off a few days ago since his "light bulb" finally went off and he now seemed ready. Eric has usually been able to walk up to him without any issues, but when others get close he tends to get nervous and is difficult to catch until you grab the lead...until today. Dave decided he was going to spend some more time with Iceman this morning and it was a good idea. After a few minutes, Iceman allowed Dave to get right up next to him, touch his face, and share that space together. It was also Iceman's lucky day as it seems he got a carrot or two for being a good boy. This was neat to watch as it means Iceman is slowly learning to trust other people and realizes we are not going to hurt him. Hopefully soon, Iceman will allow other people to handle him, which will help him get on the road to his new adoptive home that much faster. Once Iceman bonds with you, thats it. You have that trust and can pretty much do anything with him. Great work today, can't wait to see what's next for Iceman!
10 months ago