You might remember that Dolly’s litter mate/brother, Cornbread, lives down the street from us. We’ve each stopped to let the dogs see each other when we are out for walks. I don’t know if they know they are siblings, but they definitely know they are neighborhood friends!
Yesterday, I let Dolly out in the yard to do her business. When I looked outside a few minutes later, there were two dogs in my driveway, on the other side of the fence. No barking, just sniffing Dolly and Dolly sniffing them.
At first I thought they were the two dogs who live next-door, but as soon as I walked outside I recognized Cornbread and his “brother” Rusty, a standard poodle. I knew their family had no idea they were out, so I opened the back gate to capture them in my yard before calling my down-the-block neighbor.
Cornbread trotted right inside, eager to play with Dolly, but Rusty hightailed it home! Of course, he’s much older than the puppies. He knows where his house is—and that he should be there.
Anyway, as Dolly and Cornbread played, I called my neighbor. She got Rusty corralled, then drove down to get Cornbread. But Dolly and Cornbread didn’t want to stop playing! By the time she got him in the car, we were both laughing hysterically and promising to schedule a future playdate for them.
I love that they are friends. And I love how they interact! As you can see on the video below, Dolly is the quintessential bossy big sister. And Cornbread is the huge, laidback little brother! I can’t believe they are five months old already!