Last week our friends came up to visit with their new black lab puppy, Quinn. I’m not a fan of a bunch of dogs, so I stayed in the house, enjoying the A/C. Bailie was not able to hang out with the friends because of her leg injury, so Madison was in charge of entertaining. She was curious about Quinn right off the bat.
Being a social girl, Madison loves to entertain friends, but she isn’t around ten week old puppies normally. She was a bit unsure at first, and Quinn was a bit leery about Madison wanting to play. Madison did her play bows, but Quinn wasn’t quite ready to let loose.
Going for a walk is a great ice breaker, so Madison took Quinn for a short sniff tour in the yard. Such cute little behinds they have while sniff walking!
It was super hot and humid out, over 100 with the heat index. A gracious hostess always offers a beverage, and Madison did. I guess she didn’t know labs love to play in the water, more than drinking it.
They did some more sniffing and walking before Quinn’s siblings came in to join the party. You can see they liked each other, and got along perfectly.
Luckily there was a lot of shade under the birch tree. Everyone gathered around the water bowl to stay cool. Note, the lab found a ball, and is keeping it close. Madison met Quinn’s siblings when she was still a puppy, so they are good friends.
Trying to get some more fun into the day, Madison took off running laps with the Frisbee. No one wanted to join in. They all said it was much too hot out.
After about two hours outside, it was time for Quinn and his siblings to pack up and head home. Everyone was hot, and exhausted, but they all had a good time. Before leaving, Mom insisted on a nice group shot. Of course, Madison had to let that mile long tongue hang out, but it is becoming her trademark, so why not! What a fun time they all had.