So, my mail man (whom I LOVE!!!
) came by this morning, armed w/cookies, as usual.
He knows Fausts story, and is aware of Faust being shy.
Sepp bounded down the porch steps to get his cookie, and Faust followed but wouldn't get close enough to the fence to take one from the mail mans hand.
I called Sepp and brought him in the house. When I came back outside to collect my mail, Faust was chewing something, tail wagging, and looking pretty comfortable.
Our mail man had thrown a cookie over the fence w/out acknowledging Faust at all and then proceeded to stuff my mail box. Before he got back in his truck he offered Faust another cookie, and this time Faust ran over to the fence and took it... and immediately took a few steps back to eat it.
I heard my mail man say: "Ooops... you almost forgot that you're scared today, huh?", and he laughed.
Faust looked up, tail wagging, smile on his face.
Did I mention that I LOVE this man???