Monday, February 25, 2013

New buddy

One of Jack's best friends is my neighbor, Patty. Patty is a dog lover, and when we first got Jack and were worried whether he could endure being home alone while we worked, Patty stepped in to give him a daily walk, along with her dog, the elderly and venerable Mary Margaret.

After a bit, Mary Margaret was unable to keep up with Jack's energy, and since he was adapting well to life in our house, he no longer needed a daytime walk. But Jack and Patty had forged an enduring relationship.

Mary Margaret went to doggie heaven (where all good dogs go), and Patty embarked on many adventures, including some international travel. But finally, this month, Patty welcomed a new dog into her home.


Patty and I set up Jack and Seamus with a play date this weekend.

Seamus is a poodle, and quite a bit smaller than Jack. He is also a younger dog than Jack, with a lot of energy.

Still, they got along just fine. They played and wrestled. Jack kept mouthing Seamus, and since Seamus is small and hairy, within half an hour, Seamus was reduced to a white mophead soaked in dog saliva. But a happy wet mophead soaked in dog saliva.

After they calmed down a bit, Patty gave them both treats.

Seamus can stand on his hind legs. They're both good dogs.

Jack loves his new friend. And those treats.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

They make a handsome pair.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lucky dogs!

Kizz said...

I was telling Suebob just yesterday that I love it when they find their best buds.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Hooray for Jack and Seamus!

smalltownme said...

Doggy play date!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Does your PPD (puppy play date) come with adult beverages? I'm told, by my friends with dogs, that is the right way to have a PPD.