Last night, Küster and Buzz got together at Emack and Bolio’s to celebrate their second birthdays over ice cream. Since it was a nursing home visiting night, I brought Bunny along because there wasn’t going to be time to go home in between the puppy party and the visit. I knew she wasn’t going to be a problem. She is a model of good behavior when we’re out in public. Küster, of course, can be a different story.
We met Buzz in the parking lot across the street and being a true Golden Retriever, he was immediately happy to see everyone. Bunny gave him a dainty sniff and tail wag and apparently thought that since he wasn’t a pointy-eared Infidel that he must be alright. Buzz appeared to think Bunny was alright, too, and he lifted his leg on some tall grass to prove his point. I’m not sure what Küster thought about that display, but my guess is that he was rolling his eyes and thinking, “Dude! That’s my sister! Gross!”
The weather here has been beautiful and it was a perfect evening for sitting outside and enjoying each other’s company and letting the dogs have some fun. One thing about Buzz and Küster is that while their bodies look grown up, their brains are still in a teenage wasteland. It was like going out with a pair of frat boys. Buzz was on the table, Küster was barking and Bunny laid down on her roll up bed. It was quite a party to see.
Soon, the ice cream appeared and the boys were ready to dig in. They didn’t waste any time enjoying their birthday treats. Bunny took a more dignified approach, laying down daintily and licking the ice cream out of the bowl instead of hoovering it into her mouth as fast as she could. No, those frat boy games are not for my little princess. Even when presented with ice cream, she held herself with a modicum of decorum.
I have to admit that I was proud of her. It was also fun to see Buzz and Küster enjoying their down time and having fun being overgrown puppies. I have a feeling that they will both be acting like teenagers until they are teenagers. They were both a little rowdy, nothing to be embarrassed about, but enough to make their presence known. I enjoyed both of their antics as an observer, and equally enjoyed Bunny’s good behavior at the end of my leash.
If you’ve ever gone out to dinner with dogs that tap dance on the table for their ice cream, then you’ve been to quite a party. While I prefer Bunny’s quite grace and decorum, once in a while, it’s nice to hang out with the party animals, too. I’m just lucky enough that they’re both willing to take me along.