Tuesday, August 17, 2010

a tale of two corgis

A quick note to say that today seemed to mark a milestone. Bear and Kyra have been getting along famously, but suddenly they seem to be forming a pair. I came in from the barn and for the first time in over a year, was greeted by not one but two corgis running up the path toward me. It swept me back in a flash to all the times Chase and Kyra did that, and made me miss Chase but at the same time made me love having Bear with us now.

After their baths this afternoon, they both went outside together to dry in the sun, roll in the grass, and then came in ready for dinner.

And just now I came out of the bathroom to find two Corgi bodies stretched out sleeping on Kyra's comforter. Of course I tried to take a photo and of course the moment I aimed the camera, they both came running to me.

Bear is still so young and so adorable - but he's also able to sleep outside the crate already, sometimes lets himself out through the dog door now (and back in again), is learning to heel and sit, and right now is chewing his bone instead of the furniture!

I think Kyra feels like things are back to a new normal. Chase will never be replaced, but finally, she's got another Corgi in the house, and I think she was ready.

Interestingly, the cats have forgotten their old battles with Moomintroll and he with them. They seem to be a united feline front - especially the sisters and Moomin, who are being spotted three to a sofa several times a day since Bear arrived.


Grey Horse Matters said...

It's too bad you couldn't get a picture of them, it would have been so cute. Glad Kyra is feeling good about Bear and has accepted him. Those two will have lots of fun together I'm sure.

Valentino said...

I'd be keeping my eyes on that "united feline front" lol!!

billie said...

Arlene, we're so very happy that Kyra has taken the Bear in the way she has. And that he seems to see her as a beloved auntie he can play with but also let be the boss.

billie said...

V, I know. It's a little bit scary!