Well I promised you an update, so here it is.
Yes! The dog sitting (well starting to lie down – she doesn’t like sitting much) next to Little Monkey is that same puppy only four months later!
Little Monkey is foaming at the mouth, because this was the end of dog class and the anxious old girl had had a tough time dealing with new and/or high energy dogs, which is the whole reason we keep going.
In this photo you can see that although Spunk is almost the same size as LM, she doesn’t have the weight. And it’s great to see them so close together. When I puppy-sat, LM ran away from the tiny puppy! It means LM has accepted Spunk as part of her extended pack (with my friend H and her two other large dogs) and the puppy has learnt how to behave around anxious dogs.
I like this one. I whistled to get them both to look at me. Spunk is still a little unsure as to why she has to lie there next to the silly LM, but she is doing it. This is a testament to the amount of work my friend H has put in with this little dog, taking her on long walks at least twice a day, going to dog socialisation classes (as seen here) three times a week and generally exposing the pup to as many new situations as possible. These are all the things LM missed out on before I adopted her.
Here is another puppy and great friend of Spunk. Yes, I said puppy! The Deerhound/Wolfhound walking behind LM is about 6 months old.
Who knew that dogs could photobomb too?