In spite of the odd lifestyle of separating Hachi from the Duo in the house, we feel that we must be sure that all three dogs have happy lives. They need time to snuggle with us, be petted, and run around happily.
R gets the running time every morning with the Runner and Hachi. Both dogs are off-leash together, and they happily run together. R is beyond the age where he wants to play chase like Shyla and Hachi do. But he has lots and lots of fun. I'm not there on their morning runs - so there are no photos of it!
Hachi starts getting excited about his evening romp with Shyla hours ahead of time. Any movement toward the door or me putting on my camera strap leads to crazed barking.
As soon as we unclip the leashes, the games begin.
Seeing them so exuberant is truly a highlight of our day.
Often, the Runner, R, and I just stand and watch as these two make circles around us.
This is a wonderful part of having Hachi join our pack.