Baden is vacationing at our house for the summer. His "grandma" dropped him off today on her way to catch a flight in Des Moines (from Sigourney) to go meet her new human grand-baby. Baden usually resides in Austin, TX, but since his mommy joined my brother for the A2NY ride, he made the trip north to Iowa and likes it so much he's decided to stay. Actually, my brother is keeping watch over him for Ally for the summer, hence how he ended up on our door step today. He can help us count down the days until Jason arrives on that same door step in a little over 2 weeks.
Baden is pretty chill, which is good since he's about twice the size of our dogs. He also likes smaller dogs, which is good since he'll be living with 2 of them for the next 3-4 months. Jasper was pretty excited about Baden's arrival as he has before had a bigger best friend, our lab Libby. Tilde is a neurotic freak, but seems to be adjusting to the existence of this strange 4 legged creature in HER space. After some initial trepidation, Brea has also warmed up to Baden and the existence of his snout right at her nose level. He seems to be quite fond of her as well. Their friendship was sealed when Baden took rest at her feet while she was sitting at the table eating a snack. I don't know if he understands the benefit of being close at hand when a small person is eating, but he has positioned himself perfectly to soon find out.
Everyone has seemed to fall into their own space and rhythm since Baden's arrival 2.5 hours ago. It's weird to be able to have a furry head to pet at your side without having to bend down. Nice actually...I miss having bigger dogs. I am a bit embarrassed to admit that with Baden's arrival I have realized that I not only regularly hold human-like conversations with my own dogs, but apparently I will just as readily do so with other furry, 4 pawed friends. We had a nice talk about Tilde and her neurotic personality and that eventually you learn to accept it for what it is and mostly ignore her quirks.
And now maybe I have said too much...