We made it! Aaron is now home, which means I have an extra set of eyes around the house (not that I need them now – by Sunday, we had it all under control!).
One of the questions I keep being asked is – “How is Sammie taking to the newest addition?” And honestly, it’s better than I could have hoped. They play together:
They sleep together:
And they love to explore the backyard together! Occasionally, though, Sammie still needs her space, and she’s not afraid to tell Emma when she does. That mostly happens when Emma gets too close to something Sammie is playing with. Then again, Sammie will sometimes just pick it up and move around with it, teasing Emma to follow her (she’s found a new victim for her favorite game, ‘Keep Away’). As soon as Emma loses interest in it and moves on to a different toy, Sammie will come and grab it and tease her all over again.
We have to keep a close eye on both the pooches when Sammie eats. Emma has, on two occasions, gotten too close and Sammie has turned on her, causing Emma to run across the apartment, yelping. I’ve started feeding Emma first, now, because it takes her longer to eat and distracts her from what her big sister is up to.