In the last few weeks Lin has gotten much more relaxed around the dog, little by little, day by day. I had noticed that in the last 10 days or so, Lin has become comfortable walking right by the dog or vice versa, even in our narrow hallway. And then last night she got on her hands and knees on the floor and shyly reached out to touch Fresca's tail. I took the opportunity to explain to Lin what it means when a dog is wagging its tail, and what it means when a dog is not wagging its tail.
And now today Lin has been petting the dog repeatedly. She opened the door when Fresca barked to come inside, and opened the door when Fresca wanted to go out. Now she can't seem to get enough of the dog! In fact, she just now brought a pillow over so that she can lay on the floor right next to Fresca and just pet her.
What a relief!