Monday, August 24, 2009

Lonesome dog blues

Dempsey had a ball last week when her sister Nala was visiting. Now that she's gone, Dempsey seems a little sad and lonesome. Here are some "before" and "after" pics.

Nala and Dempsey were incapable of walking anywhere. Even for bathroom breaks, they would run out and leap down the steps. Since their bones are still developing, we didn't let them leap very often, but we figured a few times would help build their bone density. Below is a rare shot of the leaping dogs. Just make sure you look closely -- they fly by pretty fast.

Towards the end of the week, the kids got a lot better at sharing their toys. Here they are calmly chewing their own toys, instead of fighting for the toy the other one has.

Of course, the detente was temporary. Here they realize that they could be wrestling instead of playing quietly by themselves. They started chasing each other around the house again, till they pooped each other out and took a nap.

After Nala left, we tried cheering Dempsey up with some of the (hopefully) durable new toys we bought for him. It worked -- for a while. It's just not the same without a little friend to chase around and play with!

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