I always thought that was an annoying saying. It seemed to trivialize a situation when things didn't turn out the way you wanted by slapping a happy face on it. But the Bodie experience is changing my mind on that. He was supposed to be a calm and quiet puppy. Instead, he is stubborn and rambunctious! He can be a real challenge.
So, what do I mean? I think Bodie is perfect for RB. Since she remains home with Bodie while I go to work, the job of training our puppy has fallen into her hands. That challenge has made her more assertive than anything else could have. And I think her self-confidence has increased dramatically also! I am so proud of her! As for Bodie... well, that is another question. :)