Canine Companionship

For a limited time we have taken in a year-and-a-half-old English Lab named Suzy.  She weighs about twenty pounds more than our Golden Retriever, Gilly.  Though they have become fast friends, as someone who only ever had one dog at a time, I was surprised by the vigor of their play.  They wrestle.  They gnaw.  They slobber and drool in puddles all over the hard-wood floor.  They trade bones back and forth as if to say, “No, please, you play with it.  I insist.”  Their good manners are fleeting, however.  No sooner does Gilly nudge her favorite blue ball toward Suzy than she lunges to take it back.  All in good fun, I’m sure.

The sequence of photos below encapsulates their relationship better than my words ever could.  The tire “belongs” to Gilly.

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I’ll take my tire back, please.

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Now I’m getting a little put out.

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Seriously, give it back to me, or else. (Trust me, they’re still playing despite all appearances.)

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Huh?  Did the humans just say something?

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6 Responses to Canine Companionship

  1. derrycats says:

    They look like they are having a blast! So much fun.

  2. Some years ago my family was persuaded to adopt 2 puppies, brothers. Like you I’d never had 2 dogs before (and I’d still prefer not to!) so I was taken aback by their play. It can look pretty rough, but then the action stops and they look at you as if to say, “What?”

  3. dsegovia27 says:

    Awe how cute! I have two 65 pound dogs- one is a german shep/chow mix and the other is a black lab/rottweiler mix. They have such opposite personalities but manage to get along and play. Dogs are the best 😛

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