Walking Together & Walking Alone

Here’s the thing we’ve learned about having two pups spend every second with one another: they don’t know what to do when they are alone.  They sleep in the same room together, the go potty together, they walk together, they play together, they nap together, they eat together.  Basically, they are twins.

Today we conducted a little experiment to see how they would react if we went on a long walk, but each went in opposite directions.  They’d basically never gone anywhere with just one dog and one person.  I took Link and Kyle took Eve.   Kyle took Eve on the south side of the street, Link and I stayed on the north side.

The reaction was almost instantaneous.  Link immediately began wimpering and looking around, clearly agitated and knowing that the pack was way too small.  Eve nearly refused to walk.  Instead she kept looking behind her and across the street trying to find her brother.  Kyle damn near had to  drag her to get through the first block.    Once they got a block or two under their belts, they seemed to calm down though. Both gained confidence and didn’t cause too much of a fuss until they reunited about 25 minutes later in the living room.

It is especially cute to see that they already remember the one store that we walk near that puts out water for passerby pets.  Its a cute little framing place in Andersonville on Clark & Argyle called Foursided.  Today was a Sunday, so they were closed and no water was around.  But that didn’t stop both pups from running to the door and sniffing around expecting a mid-walk refreshment.

Overall, it was kind of heartbreaking/adorable to hear and see Link so concerned about not having Eve around him.   I already feel nostalgic knowing that we’ve created a little family that the pups like having all together.  I’ve only been a dog owner for a couple of months and I’m already sounding like a Father.


golden retriever, puppy, sleeping, between legs

3 responses

  1. awww such a cute picture!
    Darwin’s brother, Boo, has a labradoodle brother and they are inseperable. Their mom tries to take them to separate classes and activities sometimes just to get them not so dependent on each other.

    July 13, 2010 at 4:02 am

  2. AC

    It’s unbearably cute when Eve lies on top of link (in a brother-sister kind of way). It’ll be interesting to see what version of that they come up when she’s fully grown.

    July 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    • Link, inevitably, will have many dead legs.

      July 13, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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