We had a bundle of cuteness visit the other evening. You all remember, Sadie, our friends' puppy, don't you? She's about 5 or 6 months old now, and she weighs more than Shyla!
It's looking as if she may be keeping the helicopter-ear look. She is part Lab and part Shepherd so having one ear of each type makes sense. I love it!
She and R picked up with their play exactly where they left off last time. I suspect that Sadie and R will have a special bond forever.
Even though Sadie is getting more mature, R still "self-handicapped" all evening long, throwing himself onto his back so that he wasn't threatening to his puppy friend. In this photo, he's on his back but has Sadie's paw in his teeth!
Sadie didn't hesitate to maul him, in play, of course!
The look of pure insanity of R's face at times made me laugh. You can also see that he was recovering from an "eye contusion" - based on the very red color of his left eye. We don't know how the contusion happened but R got to spend a day at the vet hospital this week getting it checked out.
We discovered that Sadie had fine tuned some new moves. The paw swat... (which scared me that she might get R's eye with her paw but I tried not to be a helicopter-mom ruining their fun).
And Sadie showed the start of a snarly mouth look...
But she still can't come close to the exaggerated snarly looks that R makes!
You'll notice that Shyla was not in any photos. She chose
to snooze in the bedroom while the two black dogs played. I didn't try to lure her out of the bedroom because I do worry
about the camera flash possibly causing a seizure.
However, at the end of the evening, the black dogs
were tired. Shyla came out and lay down on a bed with Sadie. I thought
that was a great step for Shyla. She's had a number of recent events that have reminded me that she'll never be a totally normal dog after her fearful start. However, she's made huge strides! I love her just the way she is.