Sunday, April 30, 2006

New Friends

Charlie has a new best friend - Gabbie, a 4 month old Bernese Mountain Dog puppy.

She and Charlie run and jump and chase and PLAY! Up the terraces, down the terraces, around the yard, and back. Nipping, herding, body slamming - no holds barred. Even sitting on the other's head is fair game!

Gabbie quickly learned to jump the terraces and discovered where the best hiding spots are.

When one is tired, they both lie on the grass and chew on each other until it's time to play chase again. Sometimes they even lie quietly and contentedly, as if posing for a picture. But peace never reigns long!

At the end of playtime, both are exhausted, and Gabbie's fur is wet from head to toe. That Charlie!

To the right is a video of their first play date together (click on the photo to play the movie):

Gabbie's already almost 48 lbs and gaining 10 lbs every 3 weeks, so Charlie had better watch out and be nice. He's going to be the littler dog soon!


Freda said...

Hey Charlie,

That Gabby is quite the looker. Watch out! That playin' may turn into a trap when she gets older.

Looks like you guys are havin' a lot of fun.

Wish I could find a friend like Gabby. One two one two (two) almost friends, Sam and Buddy, were adopted by a human far away. One two one two (two) dogs moved in several houses down the block. Maybe we can meet and be friends.

Oh! Thanks for puttin' your marker on my Buddy Map. Cooool!



Charlie said...

If you're ever in Portland, Freda, give me a bark and we can play together!

- C