Thank you to everyone who made Kibbles for [FB] Comments a success – over 200 lbs of kibble were raised for the Montgomery County Humane Society. Thank you!!!
Along with the holiday season comes the return of friends and families to their hometowns. Often times people schlep their dogs along with them to visit relatives, and now that my friends are old enough to start having dogs of their own – it means a lot of fun!
My best friend since grade school graduated college and got a Siberian husky with her boyfriend when they moved in together. Both are first time husky owners. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Luckily, it hasn’t ended poorly. Instead, my best friend now knows the ins and outs of dog training, experiences the stubborn personality of a husky on a daily basis, and has learned the hard way what it takes to add a member to your family. I know it hasn’t been the easiest journey for her, but they love Kenji and they are willing to put in all the work they need to to keep him a happy and well behaved dog. He is a gorgeous, gorgeous dog – the kind people buy because he’s pretty, without knowing how much work the breed takes. Luckily Kenji is on his way to being a fine young gentleman!
Needless to say I was excited when I heard Baxter and Kenji would get to meet. Being the protective fostermom that I am, though, I was pretty cautious about letting them have a full blown play date. Baxter and Bella do amazing together, but Bella is a female. I’d never seen Baxter play extensively with another male before. He’s had on-leash intros with plenty of dogs that have gone fine, but I know that a high energy, high intensity play atmosphere is much different for dogs.
With a slow intro through a fence and then from afar and then with brief sniffs, we slowly introduced the boys. They did great, so we finally let them off the leash. And they kept doing great! To keep it safe, we broke it up every few minutes to assure that everyone’s intensity levels stayed appropriate. They played for over an hour; running, tumbling, wrestling, rolling, gnawing, and bouncing. Baxter and Kenji play a little rougher than Bella & Bax do, and I think Bax really enjoyed having another male to get tough with. I have to admit I was pretty thrilled to see that Baxter plays just as well with males as he does with females.
They really tired each other out. Bax was about ready to call it a night when…
Bella showed up! And boy, did they all have a blast together. Adding Bella to the mix just meant everyone had more fun, as you can see. Aren’t they all adorable together?
So between this grand play date and our adventure to Petsmart today, Baxter is snoring extra loud right now. The holidays are so exhausting, right? Maybe for different reasons if you are a dog… :-)
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