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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Shyla Saturday - Growing up into a Big Sister

When Hachi joined our pack, I never could have imagined the direction of this journey. I especially would not have imagined that Shyla would become his main playmate and guiding paw. Our most important criterion when we considered adding a puppy was that the puppy not be too domineering or pushy for Shyla. Shyla is still afraid of many dogs who have those characteristics.

Now, although Hachi is a strong-willed dog, Shyla is Hachi's best dog friend. She revels in playing with him.

I feel as if she keeps Hachi's stress levels down with their amazing play.

Tongue flicks, like they did in synchrony in this photo, are usually a sign of stress. Perhaps these two are so close because the world scares both of them to some extent.

But, they can both forget about their worries through play.

If you had told me this story seven years ago when Shyla was wracked with fear, I would not have believed it. But she is a different dog - one who has grown into being a big sister.
Life is so unpredictable. In this case, it has been unpredictable in a great way!


  1. Again, Amazing Photos - Incredible Story - And Remember, These Two Are A Reflection Of YOU

    Big Hugs

  2. They look so wonderful and happy together!

  3. todays photos are even more amazing than usual.. the sun painting both of them into beautiful pups... I can feel the joy and they are stunning together

  4. Hari Om
    ... and that last shot suggests that Hachi has become the BIG brother!!! Could there be some Great Dane in those legs??! YAM xx

  5. Shyla sure is a big sister to Hachi but he sure is getting big. Hachi is so lucky to have Shyla to help him mature.

  6. Together, I look at Hachi's long legs, and the bond they have is wonderful. How life changes, Shyla is amazing as the big sister.

  7. I am smiling so big. The 3rd and last photos are priceless!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. As my cats would say, "Pawsome!"

  9. How awesome that Shyla and Hachi have bonded. Maybe it is in the way the see the world that brings them together. Must be so beautiful to watch them run with each other.

  10. Its wonderful to see the bond between them. I'm so happy for all of you.

  11. It makes me happy to hear she has accepted him and is truly a big sister.

  12. They look so happy and cute playing together.

  13. I know things with Hachi are far from perfect, but I'm so glad you have this! I also can't believe how long Hachi's legs are! His build reminds me so much of Luke. ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  14. Life really can be an unpredictable place. But how wonderful for Hachi to find a mentor and canine-sister in your girl Shyla. Somethings in life, really are just meant to be.

  15. Hachi has grown!! What a beautiful pair
    Mabel & Hilda


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