I realized yesterday that is has been several months since the boys have had a scuffle. And by scuffle I mean Jake lunging at Melvin’s face for no reason, or ‘falling off’ the couch onto him. Melvin, thank sweet baby Jesus, has never reacted to Jake. In the same way he knows he can walk away from rowdy kids or moments that make him uncomfortable, he knows also that he has the choice to ignore younger brother antics.
Upon realizing the peace that has set in, I did what any insane person would do. I didn’t accept it and cheer, oh no, I tested it. I dropped treats ‘accidentally’ one by one on the floor in front of them. They took turns eating them. I brought Jake up on the couch with me and gave him snuggles using an annoying baby voice. Melvin just laid there. I got on the floor with Melvin and said ‘you are the best dog ever’ and gave him his own snuggle session. Jake looked over from his perch then went back to sleeping. What the… ?
They. Like. Each. Other. This is pretty huge for two dogs who separately do not enjoy their own species. Love, apparently, is truly all you need.
Of course the moment I push publish on this post, we will probably have an episode of Dogs Gone Wild. It’s not all daisies and sunshine, Jake still pees on Melvin’s bed EVERY flippen chance he gets. Luckily, I
have a bed buying obsession I notice first and switch out his bed before Melvin has a chance to be offended.
Hey, let’s form a B, for Bitchin Brotherhood.
Use your left googly eye to check if she’s still watching us. Don’t be obvious.
They share a passion for illiteracy.
Hey rug, I love my brother more than you. Bros before hos.
Gimme a kiss you handsome giant.
Happy weekend everyone!
Love! Boney and Moby are getting “closer” – Boney LOVES to give Moby kisses. Moby tries to give “kisses” in return (aka open his mouth wide and trying to put Boney’s head in it). Boney isn’t quite sure what to make of that…
I think the giving kisses thing is def a smaller dog thing! Melvin never initiates that.
Haha look at you trying to stir up trouble! Glad the bond is strong.
I like to live on the edge.
I love this post! I hope one day Pug and Maize feel as close as your boys. You all are so lucky to have each other.
Maybe Jake and Melvin can hold some brotherhood seminars!
A peaceful home is a happy home. Your blog has always been one of my absolute favorites and I’ve loved watching your boys learn to love each other. They are the best odd couple ever!
Thank you!!! Right back atcha on the favorites list!
That is great progress! Love Jake’s googly eyes 🙂
Beautiful living room 🙂
That moment when you realize that not only are things going well but that they’ve been well for a time. Priceless.
They love each other!!!! Yay!!!!!
In our house jealousy runs wild. We think they love each other, but some days, we aren’t really sure.
Monty and Harlow