Monday, November 17, 2014

Bessie and her favorite Grandpa.

After her two ventures into the Fall snowstorm, Bessie and Axl waited while we got the Mom out of bed this morning. And these two now seem to be best friends after Grandpa Axl laid down his own rules. He made it very clear that he was not going to be Bessie's playmate like Ruffin is. And she does not treat him like a playmate, she treats him with respect. And so it shows.
The part that amazes me is that old man Axl never snarled, growled or barked at Bessie any differently than Ruff does. So why does Bessie treat Ruff's growls, snarls and barks as a challenge to play harder or attack harder and when Axl does the same thing Bessie treats him with respect? Guess there are some Rottie Rules that I haven't learned yet.

1 comment:

  1. Bessie is getting so big! Dogs have an intuition; they know who wants to play and who doesn't. We had a dog that knew instinctively that our older boy wasn't having anything to do with "play time" like his younger brother was. It was a very similiar situation as to what you're experiencing with Bessie. Thanks for the photos, I love seeing them!