Then one day, I met Coco!
She was only 7 months old then. Just a baby. I was already A Young Lady. But it didn't matter what people thought.I had found My New Best Girl Friend!
She usually gets to the park after me. I always worry that I might have to go home before she turns up.
Coco doesn't always like that.
Like all good friends, we don't have to be running around doing things to have fun.
When The Old Grump gets bored and wants to go......Coco knows exactly what to do to make him feel special again.
Coco may be a labrador, but she's a terrible hunting dog. Despite my patient training, I fear she'll never be any good at it.
Coco often tries to sneak home with us.
So far, we've not had any success. It's always sad having to say goodbye in the morning.
Good thing there's breakfast to look forward to when I get home!
This is Delle [with an e]. She's been my friend forever or anyway, more than a year.We go to the same school. She's a Class 4 dog. I'm just Class 3. I may never be able to better myself because my out-at-work human has stopped taking me to school. So it's a good thing Delle doesn't mind having a friend who's more stupid than her. I mean, not as clever as her.
Delle lives with Kody [with a K].
But I don't think so. Sometimes, he helps me pin her down.
I don't know how, but Delle has become My Other Best Girl Friend. Sometimes, you have to know someone a long time before you find out how special they are.
Delle and I try to meet up every evening.
I'm very lucky to have lots of good friends, but Coco and Delle are the best things that happened to me this summer.
I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on this.
We notice that Georgia goes through friends rather like the proverbial underwear. She can be best mates with a dog, then after a few months, they'll totally ignore each other when they meet. I have to say, it's usually Georgia who first shows no more interest in playing. Is this common? Or do we just have a very rude gnat of a dog?
"Look! I have NO idea who you are, okay? Please leave me alone!"
Another doggie friendship question.
Although Georgia has both big and little friends, she particularly likes ridgebacks and labradors. She seems wary of boxers and pugs [though she knows a few]. I would say she prefers certain BREEDS over others.
Her friends Mana, Tora and Jack [all 3 ridgebacks] exhibit similar behaviour. They don't like having Coco [a labrador] play with them and will chase her away from the group.
Have you noticed this behaviour with YOUR dogs? Is it possible that dogs can and do differentiate and discriminate among breeds, playing out their own little version of BSL?