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.
Happy weekend everyone!