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Sunday, November 28 2010

 

Over the years I've discovered that dogs recognize members of their own breed.  They speak the same language.  They play the same games.  Belgians play a distinctive "wolf & the sheep" game that other breeds don't necessarily understand. 

"I am the wolf. You are the sheep."

They play this for a while and then the roles are reversed.  It's fast. It's loud. It sounds like a dog fight.  It's great fun for everyone. Since Ice lost her brother, Kona, in June, there has been no one to play "reindeer games" with her. Until now. . .

I cheerfully announced that she and I were going over to Grandma's to meet her new little brother. 

Ice said, "Oh dear God, it's not another Border Collie, is it?" 

"No! It's a two year old Belgian Tervuren.  Just for YOU!  You can play with him. And Lord it over him. And impress him with your Greatness!"

She allowed as how this DID have possibilities, so we went next door to G'ma's house. Stone was simply delighted to meet her. He dropped down into a play bow and spun around the room.  Her ears touched and she pulled herself up on her tip toes to impress upon him that she was certainly the most exotic and queenly creature he had ever, or would ever, meet in his life.  He was most impressed with her royal self.

 He zoomed.

And they played a bit.

 

He checked back with Mom from time to time.

And got hugs. . .  

 before running off . . .

. . . to play some more.

 Ice settled down in the leaves.

And while she watched him run, I couldn't help but wonder . . .

. . . if she missed her brother as much as I did.

 

 

"Preludes Kona Winds" - Cadaver Dog & Best Buddy (2002-2010)

 

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 02:08 pm   |  Permalink   |  5 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
So nice to see that the bond between your mom and Stone is already taking hold. :-)
Posted by Vicky on 11/28/2010 - 06:37 PM
I just love the pictures. I knew it wouldn't take long for Stone to "fall in love" with his new mommy.
Posted by Lynne on 11/29/2010 - 06:29 AM
Khyra says she understands this style of play! Of course, she's a Siberian but she so understood and did her very best to keep up with her Belgian Tervuren pals in MN during our stay there! What great pictures!x437zs
Posted by Phyll on 11/29/2010 - 09:13 AM
Fabulous pictures! They look like they are having a blast playing and Stone already looks like he has bonded with Grandma. Again, you brought a tear to my eye and made me wonder if my Natasha misses her buddy Gus that we lost in May....
Posted by Janie on 11/29/2010 - 12:32 PM
Sorry for the tears! I got all misty-eyed too. Losing dogs sucks.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 11/30/2010 - 10:39 AM

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