White Dog's happy bark of greeting when Gordon's car pulled in the driveway quickly turned into a puzzled growl when he came to the door with Lou and Lucy, his Labradoodle and German Shepard. Our dogs have never met his pups but Gordon was in town to drop them off at the dog sitter before leaving for his trip to LA early tomorrow morning. Both dogs were polite guests as they entered but White Dog just wasn't sure if she wanted to meet new friends so she retreated to our bed and sat loudly voicing her opinion. Quinn on the other hand, sniffed and wagged and nosed his guests. Things settled down after a few minutes and White Dog rejoined us.
Lou and Lucy explored a bit and sampled the White Dogs' kibble. They found and enjoyed some of the multitude of chews hidden all over our house. White Dog sat at my shoulder and oversaw the activity.
White Dog was shocked by TOWD when he came rushing into the living room after being outside and found his usual zoomie path blocked by our guests. She watched in amazement when, instead of just going around the other way, Quinn boldly looked at them, calmly lifted his leg and peed on Steve's leather chair! He then turned and went to his closet sleeping space!
After Gordon and his pets left, I explained to White Dog that boy dogs "mark territory" to let visitors know who the house belongs to. "That is just gross," she replied as she turned her head to watch TOWD mark the fireplace hearth where Lucy had rested. "Is he in BIG trouble," she asked with a gleam in her eye. I went for the cleaning solution and Steve for paper towels. "What can I say, White Dog? Boys will be boys!" "ICK!" was her response. Quinn just nuzzled his big head into my hand and looked up adoringly.