Loren LOVES to help. She carries clean laundry into the living to be folded (and helps by unfolding it), she loves to carry the mail, and she loves to walk the dog (including holding the leash!).
Boston (AKA – The Words Cutest/Most Well Behaved Miniature Schnauzer) is a bit passive.
For example, when Loren wants to use his bed (You know, instead of any other surface in the house) he just sort of backs up…
On Friday afternoon Loren, Melissa and Boston were out for their afternoon stroll (Loren had the leash), when our neighbors dog (AKA – The Words UGLIEST Miniature Schnauzer – with apparently no training) came charging at my little family. Melissa was quick on her feet and grabbed the leash so Boston didn’t drag Loren down and then Boston (Mr. Passive) jumped in between Loren and the leashless (which is another issue) Ugly Dog and used his BIG DOG bark to protect her!
Loren LOVES Boston but I really thought he would ignore Loren forever and never forgive us for bringing her home. They play, Loren can throw the ball for him, and she giggles the cutest giggle when Boston gently sniffs her head!
I think he’s adjusted!
Let’s be clear – the only sibling Loren will ever have will have 4 legs, 4 paws, and a beard!