Our pets are friendly towards each other…except…
There is no way Taji would sacrifice
even one milligram of this bone
with a feline friend.
And I am sure this play fight would turn nasty
should Smudge(Cat) be nearing Candi’s food bowl
at meal times.
The three main things a Labrador requires are...
…nourishment, being nourished…
…usually followed by more nourishment.
Equal usually refers to to two things being the same,
which a Kelpie and a Labrador are not.
However, it is often
not the size of the dog in the fight,
the size of the fight in the dog
which equalises them…usually.
…faster, would see long odds for a Labrador…
…short odds for a kelpie.
During my working life I have come into contact
with many (sheep dog) pups…all of which
Candi did not take long to settle into
Number 2 Son’s arms.
He may have had a head start as
she was a Christmas or birthday gift
from him and daughter-in-law to me.
I have never seen an ugly Labrador
at this stage of its life.
Taji still loves to be handled and
given some rough play.
I think my all time favourite ‘cutes’ are
the several hundred photos I have
of ‘Nosy’ and ‘Rosy’ and Mum Limpy
on our last night in Africa 2013.
At 6-8 weeks old what more would a cub do
but munch on elephant dung
while watching tourists.
The above definition of ‘durable’ aptly describes
what an Australian Kelpie is supposed to be.
A hardworking pooch.
However, after ten to fifteen minutes of
chasing a rope around the backyard…
…the only thing Candi wants to do is sleep.
Somehow I don’t think she would have made it on the farm.
She even strikes this pose on a sunny day in mid-winter.
And back in the day I think I could have outlasted her in summer.
She may be following Taji’s lead though.
Sixteen and eight weeks since they became ours,
….no way Candi would acquiesce to Taji.
Until the vet told us they would not
kill or hurt each other,
I feared that I would be digging
grave for a very small dog.
Candi will do anything in her power to…
to instigate any form of play which
will burn off some energy.