Sibling Rivalry

My blog hasn’t had a post starring the pets in quite some time (much to the dismay of their grandparents.) So I thought this Monday would be the perfect kind of day to show you what kind of typical sibling interaction we have at our house. This was taken on Friday evening. I was perched up on the kitchen counter playing with my camera and planning our Friday night activities with Drew. I looked down and noticed that both Beau and Saucy were checking in to see if it was dinner time. They normally have some kind of playful interaction every day, but I’ve never caught it on camera. I was hoping they’d say hello to each other since the camera was in a prime location – my hands! This action sequence is what happened next. *Note, some of the action was too quick for my shutter speed, so you’ll see a bit of blurring.

Beau and Sauce

I love how Saucy sits patiently waiting for the ginormous paw of Beau to come swinging down before she takes cover in the basement. Beau is never quick enough to make contact. He still tries every day.

I don’t want anyone to be concerned that either of these pets are in danger. Like I said, Beau isn’t quick enough nor does he posess the desire to hurt his big sister. And Saucy is too small to do any serious damage to the beast…although she maaaaaay have the desire (once in a while) to inflict minor pain on her little brother. 🙂 Below is a photo of the peace that followed.

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Beauy looks awful sleepy…that’s because on Saturday we both participated in the local 5K Fun Run for Pets Without Parents. It was fantastic!! We pulled up to the starting line and there must have been 100 dogs there. Beauy went NUTS! He had so much fun and was completely exhausted afterwards. I thought about taking my camera, but I was very glad that I didn’t. Trying to manage Beauy around packs of other dogs was stressful enough. We did not take take 1st place…and we did not finish strong. 🙁 Beau ran so hard so fast in the beginning that I was literally dragging him to the finish line. At one point I was worried I’d have to carry him. We made it though and they had little kiddie pools set up for the dogs after the race. I wasn’t sure if Beau would like the pool, but I lead him to it anyway for a drink and to cool off. He stepped inside the kiddie pool and then layed down in it. It was adorable. And the great thing about dog-lovers is that when Beau rudely took up the enitre kiddie pool, every laughed and nodded in mutual understanding. It was a great start to our Saturday!

Congratulations to Christopher and Julie! You two had a beautiful wedding and I was glad that Drew and I could be there to share it with the family. I’m excited about the potential talks and planning of a family vacation next year. Sign me up!

September 3, 2009 - 5:13 pm

Allison - This post reminds me EXACTLY of Calli (our husky) and Tito (our black cat)! It kills me, Calli LOVES him unconditionally to the point where she wouldn’t have even been able to lay in the chair with him sitting above! I love this..

September 3, 2009 - 5:13 pm

Allison - This post reminds me EXACTLY of Calli (our husky) and Tito (our black cat)! It kills me, Calli LOVES him unconditionally to the point where she wouldn’t have even been able to lay in the chair with him sitting above! I love this..