Aren't they cute? 

These are two of our canine crew members, Alexander and Amadeus.  We've been working on a 7 month quest to help them come to terms with their apparent fear of men.  Hence ...


Essentially, we ferret out our male friends who aren't afraid of big dogs and invite them over to toss bacon bits and other meaty tidbits to two large barking dogs while trying not to flinch. We reward the men with chocolate chip cookies.

It has been working very well.  After about 10 minutes of fear barking, they both end up on the floor begging for belly rubs and petting. Now, we are gearing up for a summer Man Party.  Two dogs, two lesbians, our straight female dog trainer and a room full of gay men ... now that's a party! 

Miss Mona and her feline companions are not thrilled with all the ruckus, but certainly enjoy the company.  They only fear children with sticky fingers.