Today there have been storms, so Larry was happy to come in the house. So happy, in fact, that I can't get him to go back outside. He is more comfortable today than I have ever seen him, ever. He's followed me into the kitchen twice, he wags his tail like crazy every time he sees me, and earlier when I bent down to pet him he stretched his body out and laid down instead of tensing up from fear. He has even lifted his leg for a tummy rub. But just now, he made a huge leap forward. Instead of making me go to him and force petting, for the first time ever Laredo got up from his safe spot under the table, walked all the way over to me, and stood still and allowed me to pet him. First. Time. Ever. In four months. I am so excited for him. If he will just trust me, he will one day be sleeping in our bed like the others. He is almost there.