One of my friends likes to remind me of the times I called her crying, begging to know when Inara would find her brain again. This happened a lot when she was about 6-9 months old. She always told me that when Inara turned 2, her brain would reappear and she'd settle down. I actually heard that a lot. Didn't happen.
After Inara turned 2 and her brain hadn't been located yet, people would tell me, "oh no! THREE is the magic age! Once she turns three she'll be fully mature and you'll be golden." Didn't happen.
People really didn't say a whole lot about 4. I think they were afraid to lie to me again.
Well, I have decided that for Inara, FIVE is the magic age. She turned five on October 22. Since then, she has seen my mother and stepfather (she adores both of them) and not jumped on them. She has been loved on by children without jumping on them. She has been taken care of by the dogwalker (who she jumped on before!) without jumping on her. Nothing has changed in her life except another birthday, but this, THIS was the magic birthday. She has interacted with a bunch of people and jumped twice. Two times. Out of dozens of interactions.
So for those of you who have lost hope of your dog's brain ever being located, have hope that perhaps at age five it will have a spontaneous recovery!