Thanks for everyone's advice on day care. Darwin survived another day. They said it took a while for her to calm down, but she eventually did and had fun with the other dogs, and the machine they use to clean the floors. We're going to keep taking her in and hope she gets used to this routine.
I think I'll make more of an effort to take her out exploring new places and things, besides the dog park. Hopefully that helps a bit with her being a scaredy cat. As I was dropping her off this morning I was trying to keep in mind the whole, don't reinforce it or say "it's okay" as it tends to just encourage that behavior. I am confused as to what is coddling and babying and what is ok to say. I kept telling her, let's go play. Is that an ok thing to say?
Anyhow. I was over at Mango's blog and he mentioned his friend Guinness had a run in with a rodent and needed some good vibes sent his way. So I went over to visit, but wasn't prepared for what I saw. If you have a weak stomach, don't go visit him, or go and visit, but scroll down really quick. It's not really THAT bad, but not a pretty sight at all. If you do pay him a visit, don't blame the vet (or his mom) as it wasn't a life or death situation.