I often am sad I can’t have a family reunion as my dog parents and siblings are all in the UK and Europe. Bailie was born in Missouri, so on the way to Nashville for BlogPaws, we thought it would be fun for Bailie to have a little family reunion. Mom and I hadn’t met her dog parents either and we wanted to meet them. Bailie was a bit odd about the idea, but agreed it might be fun. Let’s just say it turned out a bit awkward.
We should have known it might not go all that well because when Bailie met one of her sisters just a month after moving to our house, they acted as if they had never seen each other before. Some of her fourteen siblings still live with her breeder. She met two of her sisters. They sniffed a bit and that was it.
This is her “mean” dominant sister. She had to stick her tongue out for photos! I apologize for the bad photos, but her entire family would not sit still, obviously not quality models like Bailie and I. It had also rained all day, so we couldn’t play outside and had to do indoor photos and it was rather dark.
Here is another one of her sisters. This one looked the most like Bailie. She seemed to be the nicest family member, but Bailie still wasn’t thrilled to see her. They are country farm dogs, and Bailie has become a more proper city dog with some attitude I guess.
In the end, we were all happy we got to meet Bailie’s parents and a few siblings, but I for one am thinking it may be better to just stick with the memories I have about my family. Bailie is thankful for her parents, and says she enjoyed her first months with her family as a pup, but she is happy to have been adopted into our family. Sometimes, adoption is for the best and you may just fit in better with an adopted family than with your birth family!
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