My mum had to have an operation last year, she’s thankfully now recovered, but at at the time she was very tender and couldn’t do as much as before. Combine this with an over excited 14 month old Labrador you can understand why we were a little nervous about how Ember would react when mum came home. She had calmed down a lot since when we first got her but it’s still very exciting when someone comes into the house, especially if it’s one of us back from work. She’s not a little dog, she’s pretty strong and is always on a mission to kiss your face by jumping up at you.
I’ve heard many times about the sensitivity of dogs and I should have had more faith in this and in Ember too.