Beverly passed the one-year mark yesterday. She’s grown into a beautiful and pleasant companion — the easiest CCI puppy we’ve ever raised. To mark the occasion, we should have done something special, but I have to confess we failed at that. It was already something of a dog party, however, given the presence of our grand-dog, Felina, here in Southern California on her first big road trip with our son Michael and his pack.
Upon her arrival, Beverly was mesmerized by the corgi. Beverly struck various “puppy play” positions (paws down; butt up in the air), but Felina only barked back, occasionally charging as if to herd Beverly. This launched Beverly into crazy pirouettes and racing circuits, which I tried repeatedly to record. I finally captured the following. (Forgive the shaky camera work.)
Steve and I feel almost as puzzled by Felina at times as Beverly appears to be. We live so deeply embedded in the CCI universe, and we’re so accustomed to CCI puppies, it’s eye-opening to suddenly be living with a dog who doesn’t know all our clubby commands for daily life. (Not to mention thinking like a corgi).
We’re all getting along, mind you. It’s just educational — and fun for a change of pace.