A puppy play date is always a fun thing. On Saturday, Bailie and Olivia went to meet new friend Simon who also has an older sister Baylee. Mom knows their dad from nose work. Simon is just over a year old and came to the family about the same time Olivia moved in with us. It’s always fun and good socialization when young pups can meet and play with new friends.
It is kind of funny that Simon and Olivia each have sisters named Bailie and Baylee, spelled differently, but pronounced the same. Baylee was not interested in the puppy nonsense. She had a squeaky ball to keep her busy but it was still nice to meet her. She is a lot like our Bailie…not real interested in interacting with the younger sibling.
Olivia was all about showing off at first. She is almost bigger than Simon, and her huge paws are definitely bigger than his paws. It looks like Simon is plotting something there with that grin!
Once they had a few minutes to get acquainted, the chase games began. Olivia was the one being chased, but she didn’t seem to mind it one bit. As long as she is running, she is having fun.
When they took a break, Bailie was there to make sure things went well. Even though she pretends to not care about Olivia, she is part of the pack, and Bails looks out for her. I bet she is giving him that, “keep your paws where I can see them” look.
Olivia is pretty good at holding her own with other dogs. Those big paws are also great weapons, and she is not at all shy about using them. I don’t think Simon has ever been smacked by such a big soft paw before, let along by a girl dog!
Not to worry, Simon recovered from the smack and got right back to the chase game. I think every puppy play date entails lots of chase games!
If you know Olivia, you know she loves to jump and fly. A good game of chase is a perfect opportunity to go airborne! “Look! I’m flying almost right over my friend Simon!”
After an hour, Bailie and Baylee were both pretty bored with all the puppy nonsense. Olivia was starting to wear down too, but not Simon, he was still ready to go! Before leaving, Olivia did have to show him her tackle moves, but he didn’t fold like I do! It sure was a fun puppy play date for Olivia and Simon. Maybe they will meet up to play down the road sometime.
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