Wednesday, July 20, 2011

These Two

I love these two. I love them together. I love them apart. I love watching their relationship to each other.

I find it hard to believe that for FOUR YEARS, we kept them apart! Bart had such a nasty reputation in the neighborhood (mostly from stupid leash walkers who have no concept of socializing dogs or how to deal with a dog that is off leash) & Mabel was such a dominate brat...we were afraid to introduce them. But once Bart officially belonged to the bestie, we HAD to allow them to meet. As I've written before...it was such a non event!

It's a rare day we don't hike together. These two are pack mates now.


She protects him.
She corrects him.
He looks to her for guidance when meeting others.
He longs to be alpha but doesn't step on her toes.
She dashes off after coyotes. He's got her back.
Mischief seeks them both.

And I know...one day, all to soon...their rolls will reverse. I'm glad Mabel has a friend like Bart. I'm glad Bart has a friend like Mabel.

8 comments:

Linda@VS said...

"She protects him.
She corrects him.
He looks to her for guidance when meeting others.
He longs to be alpha but doesn't step on her toes.
She dashes off after coyotes. He's got her back."

[Sigh!] That's what friends are for.

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Such a sweet post :) Love the pics of Bart and Mabel!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Girl Power Golf said...

This made me Happy!

rottrover said...

Hey buddies!! We miss romping with you. See you both soon!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

brooke said...

sweet! it's always nice to have a bff!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE n full of Sweetness. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Priscilla said...

Oh, I love them too!

What a fantastic duo!!!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Better late than never, we guess. Although sooner is better when a good thing is involved. At least they have each other now. And maybe they get on so well now because you waited for the right time, when Bart was officially part of the bestie's family. Maybe that sense of belonging was the catalyst.

Jed & Abby