Thursday, April 7, 2011
BIG BROTHER BEN
Getting a second dog was a huge decision.Could I handle two very furry creatures. Would it be twice the work , twice the barking , twice the walking , well twice everything. We have never had two dogs at one time so the only way to know for sure was to do it. So , enter Willis. Now, how would Ben react. I was a little worried that Ben might be posessive of his toys, his space, his people, his food, his everything. Turns out, Ben is an amazing Big Brother. He shares all he has with Willlis, who by the way, gladly takes it. Ben quietly sits by as Willis eats all the good toppings off of every meal before he takes a single bite.
One night when Willis was having a slight stomach problem and I was rubbing his tummy, Ben came over and licked his nose then left the room only to return with a treat in his mouth which dropped directly in front of Willis's nose, of course it was quickly snapped up by Willis.
Ben is extremely watchful of Willis. The other night I woke up at 3:00 am to find both dogs missing from the bedroom. I got up and went to the patio door where I found Ben sitting majestically gazing out side. I walked to the door only to find Willis sound asleep on the deck. I called him in and both dogs went back to sleep in their beds.
Instead of being twice as hard as I was oringinally thinking, It has been twice as wonderful. Two hugs to get and give, Two times the laughter and love . They are becoming best furends and awesome roomates.