September, how I love you! The sun has come back from it’s holiday it took way back in august and actually decided to stick around for more than a day! Wohoo! Mini & I have taken full advantage and opted to do 99.9% of things outside including have lunch, snacks, even snoozes (her not me) outside these past few days. Over these out doorsy days a little friendship has bloomed between Mini and our little schnoodle we nickname “Doos” (I promise just like Mini his real name is alot more normal, but doo’s is easy for mini to say, so doos it is) any how. Doo’s has always tolerated Mini, he likes her at a distance, he loved her when she was teeny tiny and didn’t move. But once she got on her feet and he became a target to be hugged, squeezed and generally squished daily so since then he’s always been quite distant with her. He was a pre-baby dog, yeh the type that actually thinks they are a human, that they are your human child. So having a baby come in and take his place, has taken a bit of adjusting for him. However in recent weeks there seems to have been a little shift in the toddler-dog relationship, dare I say it they have become *whispers* friends!
The battles of who’s top dog/more important seem to have been put to one side and they now seem to be a lot more accepting and happy not only be in each others company but to spend time together, which is lovely. Mini is really loving trying to “look after him”. She helps me feed him, let him outside into garden and call him back in. She calls him up onto the sofa, shares little snacks with him, gives him little toys to play with and so on. With us spending so much time outside they have had a ball, chasing well a ball haha around the garden, running after each other in circles, and going for little walks down the field. The bond developing is so sweet!