Saturday, April 28, 2012

Staking Her Territory

Mr. Barty Farty  had to spend half the night with us Wednesday night as his folks were away and his human brother got off work at midnight.

He was literally pointing toward his home with his nose when I took the "wrong" road home. But he's been here before and I think he just assumed it was a pit stop on the way back to his people.
Mabel makes it perfectly clear where Bart cannot sleep!

In the house, Bart usually sleeps under his mom's desk and he kept trying to get under mine...but mine has a lower shelf and foiled him at every turn. But I kept petting and reassuring him and Mabel Lou kept playing with him.

We had fed both of them early so there would be no food issues but I gave them both chicken jerky and we all had a beef jerky. All was well until Bart jumped on the sofa... Mabel Lou's spot! He got down pretty fast. The two of them played a while. Since it was raining, Mabel had an extra bed in the living room as her outside bed would've gotten wet. The two of them curled up on those beds side by side. SO cute!

After a while, Mabel wanted sofa time. Bart got up and stretched, had some water and curled up on the bed closest to us. He was being such a good sport, I wanted to see how things would go if he were to sleep over. I gave them cookies and Mabel got in bed and Bart got into her bed (that she never uses) on the floor. And both dogs slept! He was fine and so was Mabel.

But when the Godson phoned to say he was on the way and Bart saw him drive up...he was one happy camper!  At least now we KNOW he can do a sleep over here. I can't say the same about Mabel sleeping there!

The bed pics were taken earlier in the evening when we got home from hiking. This last photo is horrible... my flash didn't go off. As always I find those pics the most fascinating... I can't even count all the paws in that shot... Mabel had jumped off the sofa for a roustabout. Check out Bart's eyes!

FYI, Bart is sporting his "summer do." Better pics of that later.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How fun - a half-sleepover:) Ciara has recently taken to slipping into Phantom's crate when he comes out. No pup has ever done that before, but Phantom doesn't seem to mind as long as she isn't there when it is storm time.

Have a great weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

rottrover said...

Who knew Mabel Lou could be a good hostess?!?

Kari in Vegas said...

way to show him whats yours

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