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And with that, our moms decided to pull us apart again. But then I heard “Let’s go in this direction” and off we went, Rosie first and me following.
We were letting Rosie set the pace. I, of course, wanted to race on ahead, and so my mom had to keep pulling on my lead to slow me down. The idea was to keep space between Rosie and me so that Rosie could get comfortable with me. Between the two of us, I want to be friends with everybody and she’s a little more protective, so the moms decided to keep the space as Rosie felt more comfortable. But my mom was working very hard and it was getting exhausting for her so she said, “How about if Joey and I go first, and Rosie and you follow.” That was agreed to and this system worked pretty well.
We kept this up all around the block and ended up back home. There we stopped. Mom said,” I need to go inside and get Joey some water.” Rosie’s mom said that she had water with her. Off I went into our home to drink. Unfortunately my mom had to say “Joey, drink” because I was too excited to know to drink. But I listened to her.
Soon I was ready for another lap around another block.
Off we all went, my mom and me first, then Rosie and her mom.
Here’s a photo of us when a neighbor was walking by and said “Oh, two chocolates!” Our whole group stopped while the moms and the neighbor talked and talked.
It was shortly after this when we continued our walk toward home. Our moms decided for us that this was enough for our first walk together. I could have kept on going but it looks like I wasn’t the one making the decisions here.
At one point I kissed and licked my sister, telling her how much I liked her. She wasn’t much in the mood for being kissed right then and the moms decided to respect Rosie’s wishes, and that’s okay.
Once in front of our home again, my mom got out her bag of treats and gave me a treat and said “Good boy.” Then Rosie’s mom gave Rosie a treat and said “Good girl.” Then my mom gave me another treat. Then Rosie’s mom gave Rosie another treat. Then mom mom gave Rosie a treat and said “Good girl”. Then Rosie’s mom handed me a treat that she dropped on the ground but that Rosie got to before I could. Then she gave me a treat and said “Good boy”. All in all, there were a lot of treats given and eaten, and Rosie and I were happy dogs, and a happy new extended family!
Here’s a photo of my newly-found sister and littermate, on the day of our reunion!
Oh, and of course when my mom and I got back inside our home, the first thing she did was to go into the kitchen, to where I followed her, and said was “Joey, drink water!” And I did!