Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Dog And Pony Show

I've said that we had company this week.  Emma and Jackson have been a lot of fun to have around, but Mr. Taleteller and I have decided that five dogs would be too much work for us on a regular basis. 

One interesting dynamic has been between Bunny and Jackson.  Bunny really is a sweet, dainty little thing.  Jackson is more like a bull in a china closet.  Their size is quite different, too.  Bunny is small for a greyhound.  Jackson is huge for a greyhound.  As a matter of fact, Bunny can easily walk under him.  They are close in age, Bunny turned three in November and Jackson will be four next month. 

Bunny has really missed having dogs to play with while she's been living here.  Blueberry will break down and play with her, but it has to be on Blue's terms and whims.  You would think that Jackson would fit the bill.

Jackson first tried to get her to play the second day they were here.  He jumped on our bed with her, bounded around and took off running.  She followed him and I think she was going to play at first.  However, she quickly learned that he was a big galoot and he was acting like an uncivilized wild man.  The next thing I knew, he'd brought out the junkyard dog in my sweet little puppy. 

Jackson:  Let's play!  Let's play!  Let's play!

Bunny:  Then run, why don't you?!

Jackson:  Let me show you my stallion impression!  (as he rears up like a horse on his back legs)

Bunny:   Not just no, but heck no!  BACK OFF!

After that little incident, I thought they'd keep their distance.  I believe Bunny had all intention of doing just that.  However, Jackson isn't the sort of fellow to take no for an answer.  He attempted, in his own clumsy way, to turn up the charm even more.  While he's growled a little a Lilac for getting too close while he was laying on the couch when I was sitting there as well, he's completely tolerated Bunny climbing right over him to sit beside me.  She does seem willng to tolerate him when he's not jumping around and acting like a fool.

When Bunny returned home with Mr. Taleteller after her visit to school with me, Jackson went wild with joy upon her return.  She let him know in no uncertain terms that she was NOT playing, he was NOT going to schmooze her daddy and that she could take him out. 

Still, after all that, he seems determined to make friends with her.  I'm not sure if he'll win her over or not, but I think she might be weakening.  It's been an interesting and entertaining week.  I learned things about all three of my girls that I didn't know before, that's for sure!

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  1. Mom is smiling fur she had five of us at one time - also all sizes and personalities!

    I do think woo would need more FURniture to keep all of 'em khomfy!

    Thanks fur sharing your week to this point!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  2. LOL! Maybe Bunny is trying to immitate her more 'mature,' non-playing house mates to teach Jackson a lesson!

  3. Oh poor Bunny. I know what it is like to live with doggies who won't play properly. That is why I go to daycare. At least one day a week I can have some fun!

    Very exciting having so many personalities in the house at once. Your mom is a regular doggie sociologist.


  4. Go Bunny! Looks like you found your claws. Who knew? I completely understand though. You have a position to maintain in the pack :) You had us all fooled! (You know, you are definitely made of Royal stuff!)

    Emma Rose

  5. Bunny you are a real surprise!! Who knew.

  6. Loooove is in the aaaaair... LOVE is in the aaaaaair...

    Ahem, don't bite me, Bunny.

  7. We are laughing at the idea of you having five dogs!
    When we took on Martha everybody said two dogs was just as easy as one - not true!
    It would be lovely to have more - one day when we have retired!
    Bunny, you are right to keep that Jackson in his place. Mr Taleteller is yours!!!!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  8. Sounds like Bunny is one independent woman who doesn't like big oafs that act like big oafs! The 'Bunny butt as pillow' pic is adorable though!

  9. I thinks Mr. Jackson has a crush on Miss Bunny. And who could blames him? But my mom says that a lady always plays hard to get. I'm working on that whole lady thing. It's kinda hard. So I'm gonna watch Bunny's example Most Carefully.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  10. The photos of Bunny with nemesis were adorable. You stated, "Bunny really is a sweet, dainty little thing." I used to think so myself until today. Bunny's a little stinker too! BOL I love her diverse personality. She's about to try Frankie's tooting trick. Heads up!

  11. Love the pictures! We have a wild one in our pack who rears up sometimes to get the others to play, they look at her like she has three heads. ;)

  12. Hi, Bunny!
    Good job!
    It is nice to play and romp around with Jackson but sure you made it clear for him... who belongs to whom, right?
    Kisses and hugs

  13. These photos speak volumes! Bunny sure loves her mom. =)

    Don't know if it's the angle of the photo, but my golly, Mr. Jackson has looong legs! Gotta love how his tail is curled around his legs, as well.

    Bunny, keep him in line!

  14. I'm pwetty impwessed wif Jackson's pawsistance..of couwse it's undewstandable, bunny is sooo must have been a most entewtaining week
    (bunny, I think jackson is pweety gweat looking, maybe you could give him a little bweak, hehehe)

    smoochie kisses

  15. Awww, I bet she'll come around in time! They look so adorable on the snuggie sofa together!

  16. bunny and jackson sitting on a twee
    . . . . . . teehee
    i thinks he's fallen for the bunny love
    pibble sugars and wee wags
    the houston pittie pack


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