The boys are doing great! Melvin loves Jake in his own special way, by tolerating him and giving him room to be…Jake. Jake on the other hand, adores Melvin. Borderline stalking. While he has given up on trying to engage Melvin in play (smart dog Jake), he still follows him around like a lovesick puppy and tries to inch as close to Melvin as possible. It’s hard to say what’s funnier, Jake looking to me as if to say ‘do you think he’ll eat me if I move one inch closer’ or Melvin looking as if to say ‘are we still not eating brother?’.
This is most evident on the big bed. Jake is not allowed on the big bed without permission. Once up there, he seeks acceptance by Melvin and it’s comical to watch. On days when Jake does not get invited up on the big bed, he will settle for the bench at the foot of the bed. And often, he will use my planned outfit for the day as extra cushioning. I mean clearly, that is why I laid that dress there.