A few weeks ago, Darwin had the fortunate privelege of meeting his older half brother. Jarod (the border collie lab mix in the photos) was originally my dog, brought into my life with an unknown past from a shelter in 2005. Unfortunately, life in an apartment did not suit him (he was very anxious about life and overall rather miserable with the situation), and he went to live with my parents where he has become a completely new dog. I miss him, but it makes me so very happy to know that he is enjoying his life and is spoiled to boot.
To return to the story, my parents were down a few weeks ago with Jarod, and Darwin came with us to meet him. Jarod was jealous of the puppy at first, but, after a pack walk and an adventure at a dog park, decided that the little guy was worth defending (and playing with). Below is a pictorial detailing of their adventure together.
Smiley Jarod greets the photographer.
Darwin says, "Okay, Mom. You said I needed to go in here for a nap before our walk, but, you see, there's just a lot going on out there, and I really want to be a part of it!"
A short time later, three dogs convene at the local dog park.
And engage in Highly Important Pack Sniffing Exercises... (Darwin loves to do what the big dogs do).
"What's over there? And why is there a fence between me and it."
The Pack heads home.
Returning home, the canine duo engage in a Group Sitting Exercise (for treats, of course!).
And then the fun really began! The corgi zoomies suddenly started up, and away he went!
Until Jarod almost caught him.
But with a quick lane change, Darwin managed to get ahead again!
That is, until he pooped out on the lawn.
"I may be little, but I'm gonna eat your face!"
"And then lick it in deference."
Darwin says, "I'm a puppy. See my belly?"
The duo, together.
Tired, happy boys.