"I am playing with myself,
I am playing with the world's soul,
I am the dialogue between myself and el espiritu del mundo.
I change myself, I change the world."

Gloria AnzaldĂșa

02 December, 2008

Film at 11:00

One of the benefits of having a puppy is watching how my old dogs respond.

Dinah, the 106 pound, ten year-old labrador retriever has been frightened. She runs out of the room when Bess shows any interest in her.

Alice, the eleven year-old hound dog has not been frightened, but she is often crabby and disinterested.

But yesterday, Bess gave the girls a lesson in playing. They actually romped around the yard a little bit. It is a true joy to watch the old gals re-learning how to stick their butts up in the air and paw the puppy with glee.

I may post a video as soon as I get my camera back.


Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...


There's something to be said for sticking one's butt up in the air with glee.

Mary Alice said...

Our #1 dog was none too happy when the 2nd dog was brought into the family. They are all cool and happy with each other now though.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Puppies do bring out the best in all of us.

Ginaagain said...

I think all old girls need to remember how to stick their butts in the air and roll around on their backs with glee!

Mrs. G. said...

Gina took the words right out of my brain.

Scout said...

They look like they're having such a great time—I want a puppy.

Stephanie said...

I'm jealous. I'd love to have dogs, but not till we have a house and yard first. Sigh.

BipolarLawyerCook said...

New dogs remind old dogs of old tricks is a good thing. : ) So glad you are enjoying her.

so NOT cool said...

Aww, I love to see that playful youthfulness return to an older pet. Sweet.