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Monday, January 21, 2013

Brother and Sister

I'm overjoyed to finally be able to let the two dogs take off-leash "walks" together. I waited a long time after Shyla fractured her ulna before I allowed them to romp together because they can be so wild.

I've found that Shyla loves to prop her front legs on things so that she can see further. This type of pose has never been natural for R.
As Shyla stood there serenely, surveying the meadow below her, R suddenly decided to jump the huge downed tree. As his younger sibling, Shyla wanted to follow suit but her upright position made it hard. You can see the consternation on her face.

I love seeing the two of them together, with R so clearly as the older and wiser brother.
Shyla often looks to him...
And sometimes they simply sit companionably together, although Shyla still seems to keep an eye on R.
On this afternoon, R sampled the scents wafting toward them on the westerly wind. Already, I can see that Shyla tends to focus more on me while R is more independent, constantly scanning his surroundings for scents and sights.
R can still be the goofy one, thank goodness. I love that side of him.
It's been wonderful to finally see the this Labraduo romp together. I'm enjoying watching both of them change. Shyla is gaining confidence while R is morphing from K's mischievous younger brother to Shyla's guiding older brother.

39 comments:

Nola said...

They're so cute together!
Nola

Diana Stoll said...

They're a great pair!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We all knew K was gRooming him for when she had to go to The RB -

He took plenty of notes!

Andrea said...

They will forever be buddies.... as a brother & sister should be. Beautiful stuff right here! Thanks for sharing.

--Andrea
XOXOXO

Brian said...

They are totally gorgeous and they sure look so very happy!

Mr. Pip said...

When Pip was younger he used to like to prop his front legs up on things, too! He can't do it anymore, which is so sad ...

I love R's goofy side!

Lovable Lily said...

Thanks for warming our hearts with that beautiful story of brother & sister.

They are such a pair, as if they've always been together. And somehow, in someway unknown to us I think it's true.

Hugs,
Lily Belle

Thanks for your kind words and knowledge. Hopefully tomorrow will be a GOOD day for us!

Kten said...

They look like best friends! Beautiful as always!

GOOSE said...

I just LOVE to see them together. You have warmed up me and MOM's day.
Blessings,
Goose

Acd Pack said...

They look great together! So glad they and you are enjoying the wilderness.

Dexter said...

They seem to have formed a strong bond. That is so wonderful to see.

Mango Momma

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such fun to see this. Shyla is just what R needed and vice versa. We see the same thing between TD and Ciara, Ciara and Lightning, and Thunder and Lightning. With all his helpers we are all hoping Lightning grows up soon.

Luisa said...

Beautiful photos that reveal so much about their relationships with each other, and with you. You're a great photographer!

jen said...

It looks like they are becoming quite the team!
Love that look on Shyla's face as she tries to figure out how to jump over the tree!

Berts Blog said...

It is so wonderful to see the two of them together. I can almost feel the joy of your outing.

Bert

harrispen said...

Such fantastic pictures of the two together.

Cindy

houndstooth said...

I absolutely adore this series of shots of them together! I can't come close to picking a favorite, but I hope you get one or two of them framed or printed on canvas. I love that point when two dogs become a solid team!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

These two are a beautiful pair, so well suited for each other and your family. It is always such a joy to see a new Pack unity form.

Kari in Vegas said...

So glad to get to enjoy them both off leash

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

24 Paws of Love said...

The pictures of the two of them are so adorable!! What a good team they make. You must be so proud! :)

chicamom85 said...

They look so great together. It is nice for Shyla to have a big brother to guide her.

Anne and Sasha

Mitch and Molly said...

What beautiful shots of the two of them together, KB!

liparifam said...

Does my heart good :)

Taryn said...

Love the shot jumping over the log! My guys would definitely have gone under!

Casey said...

Aww, there's nothing like a brother and sissy together!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing them together - I especially look forward to R photos because he reminds me so much of my Zeus - goofy too!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

They do look wonderful together!

Can you tell us about the bells they're both wearing?

The Heartbeats said...

Your pictures always make me happy! Love the labraduo. Who knew R could be so "wise"!?!

Mamma Heartbeat

Tweedles -- that's me said...

they are both so beautiful
sending our love
tweedles

Two French Bulldogs said...

Ok mom just told us some of your secrets. We love the pictures of you two and those special bonding moments
Benny & Lily

NanaNor's said...

What joy for you and for them! I can see it in their eyes KB. I imagine you are loving the sunshine as much as I am. So glad the duo can romp together-they are the perfect pair.
Sending smiles your way today.
Noreen

Sam said...

They are a beautiful pair! I always think dogs know when they are with others of their kind.

Sam

Tucker The Crestie said...

They are such a great pair!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great pictures of the duo...R looks so proud over Shyla.
Thanks for your answer.
My dogs are all ok. Waiting for Tyra to get in heat. We are planning a litter...will be exciting. I have a nice guy for her :-)

Lucy said...

So happy for you and K & Shyla!!

Tori said...

They make such a great team, so lovely :)

sophie...^5 said...

Isn't it absolutely amazing how these changes happen....now R is the older wiser doggy and teaching sweet Shyla...such loving companionship. It must make your heart swell and overflow....lovely!

Ron

Brenda's Arizona said...

Love the duet photos. Would love to watch this growth and trust.

Snowcatcher said...

How awesome that both dogs are suited to the other. That doesn't always happen; you have the right combination of love to make it work!