Experts say that change is hard on canines. Whether it be a new environment. Or divorce. Whether it be the arrival of a new baby. Or some move to another home. Whatever mental and emotional adjustments required, it is hard on canines, experts say. They're like people this way. For canines love routine. And, such as with human beings, every dog adapts to change differently. Yesterday afternoon, my Grandmother arrived for a visit from California. She will stay here throughout the course of two weeks. Two weeks. I was curious within my mind how Rose would handle this temporary change, fretting that it might confuse her. To Rose, Grandma is a perfect stranger.... And now she's invading our home!! But I ignored one truth. Rose is my sociable girl, and seemingly has this set-in-stone opinion about mankind: Everybody must love her!! Not a "dog person"? Too bad!! Rose will transform you with those magical colossal brown eyes of hers!! Like they possess the power to bewitch, or something!! And it works.... Nearly every time!! How does she do that? When Grandma arrived, I was walking Rose. She knew that something was happening. Immediately. However, we kept right on walking for two reasons. That Grandma step foot into our home sans a welcome of high-pitched baying. And, so when her suitcases were being carried, Rose would not escape out the wide-open front door!! Plus I was extremely nervous. Extremely nervous. I get this way whenever Rose meets new people!! High-strung like some child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Which never helps Rose!! Must. Calm. Down!! Rose's meet-and-greet with Grandma ran as smoothly as can be expected!! Once our front door was closed, I unhooked her red leash. Rose bound toward Grandma, and let out this brief series of baying!! Her happy sound.... This means that she likes Grandma!! That evening, my tired Grandmother slipped away and changed into her pajamas. Once Rose noticed Grandma's absence, she stood up from her lying position. Rose walked over to the white Lifetime chair where Grandma had been sitting. Her black nostrils peered beneath Grandma's seat. Rose's head turned this direction and that direction. It was as though her mind was thinking: Where's Grandma? She was here a second ago. My nostrils can still detect her scent!! Where is she? It must have felt to Rose as though Grandma had disappeared into her magic lamp like some genie!! Once Grandma returned, Rose was satisfied!! Our "new" family member had come back!! All is right with her world!!