Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Denny & Maggie

Until now, Denny and Maggie have lived in the same house, occupied the same space, played with the same toys, but not at the same time. One or the other was always in the crate, when the other one was out and about. That was, because Denny was a little growly, when we first brought her home. We didn't trust him to be gentle enough, we didn't think it was safe for her. Well until now.
We finally thought it O.K. to let them together. Denny is a rough player, but he likes her.
first free meeting with Denny and Maggie-17
She gives as much as she gets. She's a wild one, but size wise she's still too small. We were all a bit nervous, and I mean Happy as well. We all danced around the two, ready to step in if necessary.

first free meeting with Denny and Maggie-6
It was hard to get any photos worth looking at. Both of them were just too wiggly. But I wanted to capture their meeting anyway.
It went rather well. It was exciting for all of us. I'm still not letting them get together when I'm alone with them. I hope this will get easier once Maggie is more grown, and can defend herself better. But it was not as bad as I though it would be. Denny has stopped growling at her, when she's in the crate some time ago, and now that he's getting his nose up close and personal, he knows what and who she is, and as I said, he seems to like her. Phew!
Denny and Maggie



Ann said...

Wonderful pictures of your three adorable dogs.
Nice to see them all together and se them so caring towards each other.

CelticCastOn said...

She definitely looks like she swung her weight around. They will be best wrestling buddies in no time. Then maybe Happy will get a break and be able to watch from the couch :)

Tric├┤ e Mais Tric├┤ said...

Monika, you sense that will be great companions. She is still small, but soon will learn to defend themselves if necessary.
Beautiful dogs.

2paw said...

Oh I just love how concerned Happy is, ready to step in as you say!! That Maggie has no fear, does she?? And Denny has grown so much. It is so nice that they are getting to be getting on!!!

Susan said...

I don't think you'll need to worry much longer. Denny seems quite happy to have another play pal. I love how Happy is right there, ready to defend her if necessary.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

So glad to see they are getting along!

Sharon said...

How adorable your pups are! I couldn't imagine three babies in the house, though. You are the most patient & loving puppy mom in the world!

angela said...

That first picture really showed that he was being gentle...for a dog. I use my water spritzer and watch closely at first. It works on a stream setting only b/c it surprises them at the moment when a growl or rough play starts and you don't have to say anything.

Freyalyn said...

Lovely to see them playing so well together, but I think you're very wise keeping them under observation for a while - it's so easy for boisterous dogs to hurt each other without meaning, and then you have all sorts of problems. Happy is taking his Senior Dog position very seriously, isn't he!

Michelle said...

I love that Happy is there to referee and protect Maggie if necessary. Looks like they'll all be great friends!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Thanks for sharing their first meeting :) I have a feeling that these two will be great pals ~ I just hope Denny doesn't teach her his wicked ways - LOL