Last week we had a visit from friends of ours, two of which are Sussex Spaniels. They are about our size, and also have long floppy ears! These friends are ones we met through our blog, then we found out they do nose work, now we meet at trials and sometimes meet up just for fun!
I was busy the day they came up to visit, but Bailie and Madison were all excited to entertain them in our yard! Finley and Hartley are Sussex Spaniels, and their sister Maddie is a mix. They are all super cute and even match which is important to us fashion hounds! It never dawned on Mom to get a photo of all five together, so we only have “combo” photos.
Bailie is always a bit shy with other dogs, but she seemed to like to hang out with Maddie the best. Maddie is older, but she still has a lot of energy. You can see in her eyes, she has something planned!
I think it was the attack on Madison. One has to love the look she is giving the camera! Little Madison’s ears are full in motion too!
It was nice for Bailie to have a break from Madison’s constant pestering! Poor Maddie put up with a lot from the little one!
There were lots of chase games, but in Madison’s opinion, there should have been more! Both dogs were really running all out!
This one is so funny! The poor friend looks like they have had enough, but Madison has her eyes on the target!
Sometimes they took a more casual stroll around the yard with Maddie. Bailie was always around Madison to make sure she stayed safe.
Uh oh…looks like Madison is about to be attacked! Usually she was the one doing the chasing!
Madison is still a super good puppy, but she is at the age where she is testing things out and she can also be a bit sassy. I think she was getting sassy with Maddie here. The expressions they all have are so cute!
Here you can see the Sussex Spaniels are close to the same size as us GBGV’s. Madison is still small and needs to add another 10-15 pounds. They sure do look cute together!
As I mentioned before, Madison was one busy puppy, pestering the three friends, but Bailie was never far just in case Madison needed any assistance. Bailie makes a wonderful big sister for Madison.
All in all, it was a fun afternoon for us dogs. We can use some exercise and entertainment with Mom being out of commission. I think Madison had the most fun of all, but she is the baby, so it is no surprise. Mom also had a great time chatting with her human friend. That night Madison and Bailie were tucked into bed and had the lights out early!