Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14. Day 14. Fur friends

You know the saying that goes "Keep your friends close but your enemies closer"? Here's a photo of that playing out in my house this week. Rumple is very much used to being top dog around our place but there's a new kid on the block. We've been doing a spot of baby sitting this week for Rumple's "cousin" a Beagle pup called The Fed* belonging to my brother and his family. It would be fair to say Rumple has his tail out of joint. It would also be fair to say Rumple is a lover not a fighter. He as an age, height and weight advantage over The Fed but his first reaction on seeing the new fur friend was to run and jump on my lap - and stay there for a very long time. But as time has progressed, the mutual distrust has faded, a bit. They are not exactly inseparable fur friends but they do rather enjoy each other's company, most of the time. I have no desire to become a two dog family but The Fed is welcome to occasional sleep overs. He'll be even more welcome when he learns to do his wee-wees in the garden.

*Yes, The Fed is named after a certain tennis player my brother thinks is awesome. His rationale is that like other Beagles he will be a hero when he is young and will continue to believe in this hero status long after his prime.

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