I was lucky enough to ‘puppy-sit’ again this week. Though it was only five days since I last did so, my friend’s pup, Spunk, was even more confident!
“Here’s looking at you, kid!” Spunk assesses the situation when she first arrives. Unlike my own dogs Little Monkey and Mr Spaghetti Legs, Spunk doesn’t know about the biped with the clicky thing.
However, 25 minutes of looking after this little bundle of energy and my husband and I were exhausted! Fortunately, my friend H had left a chew for the puppy, so I got that out and peace reigned for a while.
Chewing on this tired the little mite out and she finally curled up on the bed I had made for her, cradling her favourite toy, and went to sleep.
When my friend came to collect Spunk, I asked if she minded if Little Monkey came inside for a minute to say hello.
Totally unaware of the puppy, LM bounced in, all happy to see my friend H. Spunk bounced up to LM, all happy to see another dog. And LM did a double take and jumped out of her fur!
With eyes as wide as saucers LM then tried to get away from this little puppy by trotting round the house, with Spunk right on her tail. Remember Spunk barely comes up to LM’s knees!
But Little Monkey is an anxious dog, unsocialised until we got her at 18 months, and Spunk is confident and dominant. Size means nothing to dogs; it is all about attitude.
In the end, I took pity on the old girl, and picked the pup up so LM could say hello to H. Then I opened the door for LM to go outside again; which she couldn’t do fast enough!
I was hoping to get a photo of LM and Spunk together so you could see their respective sizes. In a few months, as Spunk grows up into the Deerhound/Greyhound that she is, she will begin to dwarf old LM.
But there was no way LM was gonna sit still by this little dynamo. Maybe when she’s a little older. So here is a photo of Spunk, curled up by my shoe, so you can see her tiny size at the moment.