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You can't hurry love [Dec. 20th, 2013|10:52 am]
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No one can resist this sweet little face:
Shasta 12/20/2013

And no one can resist *this* sweet little face:
Koshi

And yet, the two of them are resisting each other mightily. The black dog is my Shasta. The curly little mop is my mother-in-law, Pat's dog Koshi. And so far their interactions have consisted primarily of growling at each other with the occasional barking and snapping bout.

We were really hoping they were going to be good little buddies for each other. But they are like two boxers in their corners, Shasta curled up next to me, Koshi curled up with Pat. They ignore each other until one of us gets up. Then there is posturing and raised hackles. They are, however, so little, that the two of us and Ferrett can only giggle at their antics.

But if we take them for a walk? They're just fine. Shasta is a good walker, game for 5 miles without tiring in the least. Koshi isn't used to that kind of exercise, so I can't take them for a long enough walk to wear them both out. But they do great as long as they are on the leashes.

I'm hoping that by next week they might consider playing with each other.
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[User Picture]From: reikirockerchic
2013-12-20 04:43 pm (UTC)

Giggles

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I think they are guarding their 'mommies' when they are inside. Being all "you leave my mommy alone, she's MINE!" kind of thing.

My cat and my mom's cat did the same thing for a bit and the dog would 'referee' by getting in between them almost going 'hey you two knock it off'.

They now all three play together quite happily unless someone wants to claim a lap, and then, all bets are still off..... Mine is mine... canine or feline.
[User Picture]From: miripanda
2013-12-20 09:26 pm (UTC)

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I bet the more they see "their" person playing with the other dog, the less territorial they feel they need to be. I've tried that trick at the dog park on the rare occasion someone had it out for Gracie.
From: anonymousalex
2013-12-21 02:28 am (UTC)

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This may be a stupid question, but have you tried leaving the leashes on?

Those are indeed adorable dogs.

-Alex
[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2013-12-21 03:13 am (UTC)

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oh, they are BOTH adorable!! i hope they really get to playing together. :)