Saturday, August 1, 2009


As I made coffee this morning I watched the dogs interact and was pleased to see that some of Molly's teenage angst has waned (for now).  I also thought about how Greta and Cody's relationship has changed over the years.

Cody came first, then Greta.  Cody was an intact neurotic male bully.  Having him neutered really didn't make him any less neurotic and he was a bully for years.  Greta avoided him.

Last year though, when he got sick, everything changed.  Although better now, Cody is not top male in the pack-right now Moonie and Oliver share that role.  It depressed him for awhile, or so it seemed.  Now he and Greta hang out like an old retired couple.  She has her bad hip, and he's just old-and the groom each other and care for each other like they've been friends for life.

It's like the song says "if you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with."


soulbrush said...

'if you can't be with the one you love, put up with the one you're with'.

studio lolo said...

I like the picture of them grooming each other. I think it's wonderful to have someone to grow old with ;)

Debra Kay said...

I think a lot about growing old alone-and then I think that if I think too much about it it will become a bigger fear than what it deserves-know what I mean?