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We are Family

It has been too long since we’ve updated our view from the couch. Winter was hard on doggies, sometimes it was so cold we barely let them outside; it was bundle them up one @ a time, do business as quickly as possible and then come back for the other. We are happy to see doggies enjoy the warmish weather.

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You can see that Ava-roo is still with her winter coat.

Here Gracie girl is hiding out under her favorite spot: the down comforter.

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Sisterhood Rising

With the loss of their dogwalker, Gracie and Ava-roo have had to spend  much more time alone.  I think being alone for 10 hours has brought them closer to sisterhood.  I’ve noticed that Ava hisses a lot less around Gracie.  I’ve noticed that Gracie seems less jealous of Ava.   Ava can have a treat without Gracie attacking.

When we take the doggies out at different times (DH does this during really cold weather so the doggies are in the cold as little as possible), the other doggie wants her sister back. Gracie paced back and forth until Ava came in.  When Gracie is being disciplined, Ava-roo sits by the door til her sister is allowed in the room (it’s a time-out).

Gracie and Ava can share the same pillow.  They don’t always, but look, here’s proof:

Like most sisters, Gracie and Ava look out for each other.  They are take time to play with each other, get annoyed at each other and are happy to see each other.  I think about the first week we had Ava and just said to myself, “what did we do?”  We wanted Gracie to have a companion who would help her get through the long days without us.  That first week, I truly did not think we would ever get to this day.  It’s not a perfect relationship, but they seem to care about each other (if doggies can have that emotion).  Each day brings little victories!

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I’m Not Sure, But I Think This is “Play”

At the very least, it’s the beginning of both doggies playing.  (Together.)  What do you think?

A few minutes later, Gracie tried to initiate play, and Ava-roo walked away from her.  It is a start.

Some Hints
I think it takes a while for the videos to load... they're HD format and are pretty big files. If you click on the arrow and then immediately click the pause button. This allows the video to load. Once there is more grey line than black line, you should be able to press the play button. Enjoy.