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Gaia and Sophia

asked how my two dogs got on when they first met. I will have to hunt out the photos of that time but this is them five minutes ago and they are always like this.

Well apart from when they are charging round the house playing. If anything it's Sophia the small Bichon who takes the lead when they get up to mischief. I don't think you can get a proper sense of the size difference here but it was just too cute to not share, don't you think?

What you can't see is my snoring hubby on the very edge of the bed behind Gaia. They have left him a massive three whole inches tonight. I don't know how he hangs on most of the time but it rarely wakes him. He is far more likely to wake himself up with a particularly loud passage in the snore concerto

I have to point out that the shine in the picture is because I had a file open on my lap and snapped the pic on my phone but forgot to drop the clear cover lol

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DWDavisRSL wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:08 PM

My missus and I have always been a two or three dog house until this last year. Since we lost our Scout to oldage, he was 14+, Ginger has been an only dog. We are looking to correct that now as both of us feel like we're ready to bring a new dog into the family. We are looking at rescues to adopt a dog in need of a furever home.

Feisty56 wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:19 PM

Sophie is a Bichon...Gaia is a malamute? Whatever their individual pedigrees, they look like sisters in crime. : )

j2401 wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:59 AM

They look very happy together, our cat seems to take up the whole bed and she only little

catsholiday wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:39 AM

They are very sweet and so nice they get along so well too

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:20 AM

Lol it looks like thy get on amazingly, i lot of people with two different dogs say it's usually the smaller one that is mischievous.

Kat- wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:49 AM

They look like they're enjoying themselves immensely! It looks like Gaia is playing momma right now. And as for your hubby, it's amazing what they can sleep through isn't it?

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 7, 2015, 10:04 AM

They are cute. Our doberman Bunny sleeps with us but sometimes wake us both. She will flop her head onto your legs

McIntire wrote on January 7, 2015, 10:21 AM

How adorable! Reminds me of "Mutt & Jeff"! We have one now, after losing our 14 yr. old Chi. last year, but our mixed breed 1- 1/2 yr. old. Jemi has enough energy for 2!

seren3 wrote on January 7, 2015, 10:33 AM

They do look like very happy partners in crime! emoticon :smile: And very considerate doggies too, giving away 3 inches on the bed!

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 8:55 PM

It's nice that they get along so well. I know how small a Bichon is.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:01 PM

Sophia is a second generation rescue - her mom was rescued from a puppy farm while pregnant and taken in by my friend. When the pups were born I had one and my mom had another and instead of paying for the pups we gave the money to my friend and she made a donation to RSPCA - it was over £1,000 by the time the donation was made

mrsmerlin wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:01 PM

lol oh yes they get up to so much trouble you wouldn't believe

mrsmerlin wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:03 PM

I know where do they get the extra limbs from when they want the bed?

soupdragon wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:30 PM

All my cats have managed to find their way into our bed. I'm sure a dog would do the same, if we had one.

BodieMor wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:50 PM

DWDavisRSL I hope you adopt soon for the sake of Ginger. Different dogs react differently to loss, but our old cockapoo lost all interest in life after his lifelong "pack" companion, a shepherd mix, died. Then we took him to a rescue place to adopt a new friend for him (and us) and it turned him right around!

BodieMor wrote on January 10, 2015, 12:54 PM

They are beyond adorable! We have canine company on our bed at night, too. And sometimes feline as well... Altogether they probably take up less room than your big girl!!!

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:38 PM

For mischievous read Boss lol she has hubby wrapped so tightly round here little claw lol

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:38 PM

They really are the best of friends, it's lovely

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:39 PM

I am always surprised at how much snoring he sleeps through for a start lol

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:43 PM

Aww I always used to hate dobermans probably because I had only come across them as guard dogs/devil dogs. However my neighbours son has one and although she is the noisiest dog you could ever meet she is also the biggest wuss. I didn't know she was in their garden and I have access through there. Sophia, the Bichon, shot through the open gate and pinned the doberman in the shed. Lol

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:45 PM

To be honest I have always had mixed breeds and rescue dogs and cats and I love them all just the same. The only difference is that the pure breeds we now have cost more to insure.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:46 PM

Lmao I could write a book on their antics, it's certainly never dull round here

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:48 PM

She is small, about 4kg as opposed to Gaia's 25.Weirdly four of her litter mates are the same size but one is three times the size

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:49 PM

Well it's all they ask for really, food a warm bed and love. They pay so much in return

mrsmerlin wrote on January 12, 2015, 9:51 PM

Actually she learned long ago to be small if she wants to stay there all night, it's the tiny one that star-fishes and takes up the most room

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 12, 2015, 11:02 PM

Bunny does have a temper if she gets attacked in any way. But seems to love everything if they are friendly. But I am sure she would protect us if needed. Yes Bunny likes to bark also but makes a lot of other sounds also. Never boring.

BodieMor wrote on January 13, 2015, 6:58 AM

Oh that's funny! And typical of small dogs now that I think of it.