Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gal Pals

Hypatia's first day at home was a busy one. In addition to getting accustomed to our house, Hypatia entertained some guests in the evening: Ally, Jonathan and Maggie. Ally and Hypatia took a few minutes to warm up to each other, but bonded quickly once the pizza and chicken wings (boneless) arrived. Hypatia had one small piece of chicken mixed in with her kibble and ate her entire meal without any difficulty. I'm pretty sure she'll be a lifetime member of the clean plate club.

The canine dining experience was cute. The two dogs began by eating and drinking from their respective bowls. By the end of the meal, they were eating and drinking from each other's bowls. Being refueled and energized, the dogs played together enthusiastically for much of the evening. The photo below shows them when their energy was starting to flag. By this time, they had happily shared toys as well as food. Notice that Hypatia is lying contentedly by the remains of a stuff toy that Ally broke in earlier in the evening.

A little while later, after the dogs had fallen asleep in their respective positions, Hypatia crawled over closer to her 2.5 year old niece and resumed her nap.

By the end of the evening, the gals had shared a meal, some toys, a nap, a couple of potty breaks and potty reward treats - and forged what promises to be a lifelong doggie friendship.


Dotti said...

Very cute! I've always said, a tired dog is a good dog.

Evie said...

@ Dotti:
I agree with you about the tired/good dog thing. Hypatia is a little dynamo. She reminds of Speedy in that regard.