Sunday, Madison had a puppy playdate to meet a new friend. Mom took her to a friend’s house to meet Meru, an Austalian Koolie puppy. He is super cute, smart, and the humans thought it would be good socialization for both pups.
For Madison, it was extra special because she is older than Meru. At home, and almost everywhere she goes, Madison is usually the youngest. Miss Sassy Pants was very nice to her new friend, but she sure enjoyed showing him who is boss.
Evidently, Madison really learns a lot from Bailie because she used a lot of Bailie’s techniques on Meru. Take the Frisbee for example. Madison has no interest in it, but keeps it to tease Meru who really wants the Frisbee.
He had a bit of respect for Madison’s seniority right away, but was not afraid to keep on chasing her, and then wait patiently for her to give up the Frisbee.
But sometimes, she didn’t give it up, and the game of chase picked right up again.
Because of the heat and humidity, the puppy playdate was in the morning, but it was still super warm, and suffocating outside. Madison and Meru took a lot of breaks, and had plenty of water to cool off with. Both of them sure have some long tongues in this hot weather!
Here at home, Madison loves to play chase around the pine trees, but at Meru’s house, she chose the circle around the tree to play keep away!
Meru is a really handsome young fellow. Being long and lean, Madison appears super short and stocky next to him, but they fit well together.
Sometimes Madison took off on her own, running to nowhere special, just carrying one of the Frisbees.
They traded off being the chaser and the one being chased. In a way, they were quite polite with each other.
The playdate lasted just over an hour, and then it was time for Madison to head home. It was simply too hot out to play any longer. Madison managed to find some stinky old water somewhere in the yard, making her smell like an old swamp. Upon arrival at home, Mom whisked her up to the tub for a quick bath. Following the bath, Madison crawled into her favorite sleeping spot in our office, and slept for hours. One happy, but tired pup!