So, we had a canine visitor on Easter -- Cheryl, the Lab/Golden Retriever puppy our friend Jane is raising for Canine Companions for Independence.
Darby, bless her heart, couldn't stop barking at this sweet, but slightly rambunctious -- although very well behaved -- puppy, and so she spent most of the afternoon and evening upstairs in her crate with a yummy, new marrow bone. And, was happy for it, I believe. She is a bit of an introvert, like me.
Pumpkin tried to engage our last canine visitor, Noel, in play, but Noel is a regal, older dog who wasn't interested. But on Sunday, when Cheryl tried to get Pumpkin to play, Pumpkin was the one who wasn't interested!
When Cheryl checked out the girls' Igloo,
Pumpkin had to come right behind her to make sure she hadn't messed anything up!
They did race around the yard a bit, and even with those short little legs, Pumpkin held her own.
But, all the sweet little play-bows couldn't get Pumpkin to play.
Interestingly, Pumpkin's "sleepy" ear was upright a good part of the afternoon -- and not just when her head was tipped backward. I've noticed the ear stays upright when she is particularly alert.
I think this photo looks like Pumpkin is holding onto Cheryl's leg while she tries to pull away.
Every now and then, Pumpkin had to retreat to the safety of Glenn's legs. (Note the upright ear.)
Poor Pumpkin! She was a little worried about Cheryl playing with "her" bones, but she didn't have the nerve to do anything about it!
So, the Easter Bunny didn't come visit, but we're sure glad Cheryl did! We hope Cheryl will come visit more often!