If it seems that I’ve been a bit of a blog slacker lately, you’re right. The reason is this:
If Juliet had a personal ad, it would read something like this:6-month old female Havanese seeks distinguished older gentledog (10 to 14 months) for roughhousing, chasing and wrestling. Likes short bursts of speed on the grass, food (any kind), digging. Willing to lick on the first date. Will not snarl or growl no matter how close you get …. but will return the favor by not recognizing personal boundaries of any kind. Loves dog toys and nibbling on toes. Dislikes not being in the center of any action. Not yet potty trained … willing to pee or poop anywhere, anytime. Call 1-800-IAM-NUTS.
How is Romeo taking this new addition to the household? Well, the first few days, he was a bit standoffish … as if waiting for this young upstart to go away and leave him alone already. After all, Juliet showed no compunction about using his bed, toys, food bowl, water bowl or his body as a jungle gym. Yet, over the past few days, he seems to warming up to her. See the love in the photo below? (Yes … I had to force them to stand that close together but he didn’t try to bite her face off or growl at her.)
Although I am somewhat second-guessing my decision to get another dog (especially a non-potty-trained puppy), Juliet has a way of making you fall in love with her. And after seeing how much fun Romeo and Juliet have chasing and playing with each other (as well as doing “yard patrols” like veteran cop team), I know we made the right decision.
Update: Well, now I’m second-guessing myself again as the link below shows you the scene in the family room about 5 seconds ago. (Did I mention that it is pouring rain and both dogs are soaking wet???!!!!)