I mentioned last week that Tanner and our new arrival, Bobby, had instantly become the best of friends. They spend a good part of the day wrestling together and chasing each other from one end of the house to the other. That long hallway between the dog wing and people wing makes for a great racetrack!
Here are some photos we took during one roughhouse session in the living room while Alayne and I were eating lunch.
It’s all very quiet — some grunting and snuffling sounds, but otherwise not much noise?considering all the activity. Tanner is so gentle with his little buddy — he’s never too much for Bobby.
In this next one, Tanner’s moved from Bobby’s rear leg to a front one:
Here they are sizing each other up:
Looks like Tanner was going for a quick ear-cleaning in this one (more on that in a future blog post):
Since Bobby only has four teeth left in his mouth, all he can really do is “gum” Tanner, but he still gives as good as he gets:
It’s just so heartwarming to see Bobby, after years of neglect and being pushed around and picked on by other kennel mates in his previous life, finally enjoying real friendship.
One last bonus photo: Alayne noticed a few days ago that magazines were mysteriously appearing on the dog bed in the hallway. Like this:
She finally discovered how it was happening. It turns out Bobby has been picking up magazines in the living room and carrying them out there, then setting them down when he goes to take a nap on the bed. Not sure why. So far we haven’t been able to get a photo of him doing this, but we’ll post it if we can get the shot.
Miranda Brooks says
Maybe he likes to fall asleep after a little light reading or in a past living situation he didn’t have a bed just magazines to sleep on.
Nothing like a little reading material!! These two guys sure have bonded. It is wonderful.
Literary Bobby! So glad to see Tanner and Bobby becoming friends. Something to make me smile today. Thank you for sharing.
So how is Taco taking it. It seems like he and Tanner were pretty good buddies before Bobby came into the picture.
Susan Britt says
Everybody needs a BFF – so glad Bobby found his wtih Tanner and Rolling Dog!
Colleen & sweet kitty, Andre says
Love this new friendship. So happy for Bobby. The magazine mystery is hilarious!!!
Tonya Allen says
It’s so wonderful to see Bobby playing with Tanner, especially after his previous experiences. Nice of him to leave the magazine open, so that you can see which article he was reading! I’ve never known a dog who collected magazines before (as opposed to eating them). I wonder what other suprirses Bobby has in store…
Mike Marshall says
1. In his past life, Bobby was a magazine editor.
2. Bobby likes to read himself to sleep
3. Bobby smells you and/or Alayne on the magazines and treasures the closeness.