Wednesday, October 24, 2012


We've had the new puppy for about a month now, and although Riley was grumpy about the whole situation at first, he and Fern are now playing, wrestling, and generally hanging out together. He still bosses her around, so it will be interesting to see how the dynamic changes in a few months when she is twice his size. For now she is content to follow him around, nibble his legs to instigate playing, and sit on the sidelines while he hoards all the toys on the giant dog bed we bought for her.

In the mornings Fern is going strong by 5 a.m. and uses every trick up her sleeve to wake us up. She pulls my glasses off the night stand, gnaws on the bed frame, and puts her paws on the edge of the bed and whines. After a few minutes of this, Riley (who has always enjoyed sleeping in) comes out from his den under the covers, huffs, and jumps down to play with her. He proceeds to tire her out with 5-10 minutes of wrestling, then jumps back on the bed and climbs under the covers once she is laying on the floor panting. We like to think he is "taking one for the team" wearing her out so we can all go back to sleep.


  1. I love this post! One of my favorite things about having two dogs is the interactions between the two. I don't care what people think (and they think, "what a crazy dog lady"), but I swear they have personalities and interpersonal relationships just like we do.