Do your dogs ever have other doggy visitors? (Today’s post is a gently used one from days past) Flash and Patches aren’t usually keen on other dogs invading their home turf, but eventually they adjust to it. Eventually. It took a long time for them to relax when my mom and her little Honey first came to visit. Maybe because Honey is just a mouthful of a dog. Now they all get along just fine.
Here at Casa de Pulga we welcome doggy visitors of all shapes and sizes, but especially Honey, the Rsecue Shih Tzu. Yesterday a new friend came by. A new friend to me. And she brought her fur baby. Doggy visitors were once one of my favorite types of house guests until I got the chickens (Honey isn’t allowed in the back yard anymore, but that’s another story). Take a look at this beauty –
Isn’t he a handsome boy? My kids did a double take when they got home from school. He looks a lot like our fur babies. Y’all, meet Sky. Sky came over to try out some Jones Natural Chews, as well as to make new friends. His mama and daddy recently moved to Tulsa from Washington state and he’s a little out of his element. It doesn’t help matters any that he spent most of his first nine years on a farm, herding critters, and now he’s living in an apartment. Sky is a real Australian shepherd. As opposed to my Flash and Patches, who are half Aussie and half German Shepherd.
Sky gnaws happily away while Flash and Patches grumble from the other side of the room. Who says my babies don’t share? He liked the JNC bone, by the way. Flash and Patches were sullenly jealous the entire time he was chewing on THEIR Dino Bone. Heh.
The most impressive part of the visit was Sky’s time in my backyard. Yes, I let this pretty herding dog out back with my chickens and ducks. On a leash. This boy is well trained and showed super restraint. Evidently he was accustomed to being attacked by a rooster back home and wasn’t too keen on interacting with my girls. Which is okay. Because they totally could have taken him.
Mary Ann isn’t as crazy about the Dino bone as most dogs are. She thought about it. Looked at me like I was nuts. And walked away. Good girl. Mary Ann, here, walked back and forth, taunting Sky at length. At one point I could see a bead of sweat break out on the dog’s brow, he wanted that saucy chicken so badly. No dice, Sky. Maybe your mama will give you some chicken with sauce now that you’re home? 😉
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In the end, a good time was had by all. And I’m curious – how do you and your dog deal with other dogs visiting your home? Or do you meet up other places, like a dog park?
Spreading the good chews …