This morning Beeji and I set off on our morning walk. It was cold here in southeastern NC but no so cold that we were miserable. The sun was shining and Beeji was having a great time marking all his ususal spots.
We headed down a street we have walked many times and saw one of the neighbors come out of his house with his dog, Carley. She is an older mixed breed about the same size as Beeji. She is very well behaved, heels and doesn't pull on her lead. Beeji saw her and immediately wanted to go over to play. I put him in a sit, since I didn't know what either of them would do, even though Beeji just loves other dogs.
Robert brought Carley over and the two dogs did the usual sniffing and circling. Beeji got a little too busy and Carley gave him a big bark and Beeji immediatly got to my right side and sat down. Then he looked at me like "what a woman!"
He then walked back around me to her but this time was much more calm and quiet. She licked him, he licked her and all was fine. But she established that she was the royal one!!!
Robert told me to be careful going on past his house that there were two dogs out. One is a big mix breed that seems friendly but very timid and the other is small terrier. When I asked if it was a female mostly white with a black and tan head, he said yes.
This is the little girl terrier that Beeji brought home the day he got out of the fence. Before Robert got through telling me this, here came the two unleashed dogs.
The mail stayed back but the little terrier came running up and began to play posture with Beeji, and of course Beeji wanted to play back. It took all of my strength to hold on to him.
I could get her to leave so I got Beeji turned toward home and we began walking/dragging ourselves back to my house. The female followed and then got ahead of us, which made it Beeji trying to drag me!!
I decided I couldn't fight him on lead so as soon as we got to our house, I just opened the back gate and took him inside. The little female followed. so I took Beeji off leash and they went at it, playing, running, yapping, throwing toys in the air and basically having a blast.
I just sat down and laughed my head off. First it was Beeji chasing Lil' Hussy (my nick name for her) and then they would go behind the storage house and when they came out it was Lil' chasing Beeji.
They never really got totally tired but they did slow down a bit and both came over to me for some rubs and hellos. Beeji was first to get his pets since I didn't want him to think he wasn't wanted, plus it is his yard and he is first!
Finally both were huffing and puffing but still not really slowing down and it was time for Beeji and I to head inside to get breakfast for mom. I didn't and don't trust the two of them to stay in the yard alone.
I also didn't want Beeji to go in the back door and have the chance that Lil' would follow. (Who knows what they would have done to the house!) plus I didn't want him to go in and then when he comes back out and she isn't there, he might try and dig or climb out to find her.
So I put his lead on, took them both out the gate, and around to the front yard. I told Beeji to say goodbye and we would maybe play another day.
Lil' Hussy took off across the road to smell the fence across the street and Beeji and I went inside.
He was exhausted and had a huge drink of water, climbed up on the couch and crashed for two hours!!
I want to find the owners of Lil' to make sure she is up to date with shots, etc and to chat with them about leaving dogs out and off leash. It isn't good for anyone.
Tomorrow, we will walk in the opposite direction!!