I sat down and opened her crate. I reached in, she wagged gently and looked at me sheepishly.
I gave her a few encouraging words and told her how good she is. She licked the chicken back.
I pet her and talked to her and she started licking it a bit more curiously, discovering that maybe this strange looking concoction in the bowl was actually edible.
I picked up the chicken back and kept speaking quietly to her and soon enough she starting eating the whole thing. I can't get over how mild mannered this dog is so far...granted its only been 24 hours. Generally it can take about 2 weeks to really see a dog's personality.
She ended up eating her whole meal with a little encouragement. I sat outside her crate and fed her by hand and Ian sat on my lap, I did not see the slightest indication of food aggression today which is a good sign.
This evening we took our usual walk around the corner to see the horses with Ian. Daisy was with us and our neighbors invited us in. She met the horses, calmly and cautiously nose to nose with their newest lease - a gray thoroughbred gelding who was much more anxious about his new accommodations than Daisy has been about hers. She also wagged furiously for their teenage son and happily received the pets from the whole family, including the father. Her form specifically says, "shows fear and aggression towards strangers, especially men." I guess Daisy didn't read up on how she was expected to behave because fortunately we have not seen any indication of this yet. The most difficult thing I think we need to work on his her leash manners and tendency to bark too much but she's so soft, I think she'll be easy to train.