Another weekend, another post full of romping puppies. Last week’s playdate was so fun that we set up another one for yesterday afternoon, and the dogs had a blast sprinting around at top speed after their toys.
Spencer has almost caught up with Freyja in height, but she is still longer, and I dare say heavier, than he is yet. I think she has an edge on him in speed too, but that could be because she has a stronger prey drive than he does, and really goes after those toys for all she’s worth. Spencer isn’t quite so invested in the chase. 🙂
Also, we noticed that Freyja gets really streamlined when she runs, with her ears back and her body all grounded, very graceful. Spencer is all limbs and flying ears and tongue somehow sticking straight forward—it’s adorable (and I swear every third shot we got of him was just like that!).
Freyja is showing a few alpha dog tendencies with Spencer, which is a new thing for her, as she has always done the “I’m such a harmless little puppy” submission thing around other dogs in the past. Her confidence level is definitely growing. Every single time she heard Spencer getting a drink of water, she had to go get some herself… good thing Spencer is good at sharing!
And now for some “happy dog” shots to finish off this picture-heavy post. Enjoy!