Thursday, September 16, 2010

Howdy Neighbor!

Yesterday Charlie began making friends with his neighbor, Cassie, a 4-month-old black lab.

Last time they met (about a month ago) Cassie was afraid and hid behind her people. Not anymore, though...

Even though Charlie grrrrrd and lunged at her in greeting, producing a puppy yelp heard for miles, she came right back at him, ready to play. They were good together, with Cassie obviously interested in romping and Charlie patient and kind of curious.

"Here, let me show you the pee-mail ropes, kid."

"Can I sniff you too?"

I hope they'll be good friends and play together.

Gabbie, his long-time best friend, now mostly ignores him; their back yard play dates are now few and far between, having devolved into a mix of our chasing Charlie and trying to keep Gabbie from digging holes and eating dirt.

I expect Cassie, with her playful puppy exuberance, to change all that. Anyway, I hope we'll find out soon...!



Barbara said...

Boy, I wish my older dog would "get over it". Scared of every dog in the universe and mean to her little sister. Arg.

Moose said...

Adorable! Watch out for those labra-pups Charlie! They are full of pi$$ and vinegar! BOL!

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

She looks fun!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I hope Cassie becomes a regular playmate--We all need friends! :-)

Kari in Alaska said...

hooray for new friends!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Woo have a SheWee to play with!

I bet Mango's Labradork brother will be jelly!

Mom's Sunday transport has a six month old SheWee!

Happy Weekend1


Lorenza said...

Hi, Charlie!
I am sure you and Cassie will be very good friends!
Sorry about Gabbie not wanting to play with you now!
Kisses and hugs

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

D'oh! Very cute new friend there! But you've got to keep those upstart puppies in their place, or they'll just walk all over you! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Rick said...

Ahh what a cute pair. Now who do they remind me of?????????

How Sam Sees It said...

We hope Charlie has made a new friend! Cassie is sure cute!