They are doing really well. After the initial meetings & updates Gracie had to learn who the pack leader was. It was more difficult for her people that for her probably? She has adjusted pretty quickly and they are best buddies now.
They play & rough house. There is no growling or anything when they play….It is funny to watch them. They are so huge they have to have a lot of space. Gracie hasn’t been able to play like that for some time because Brodie was a much older man and couldn’t compete with her. Merle is nice to her and lets her get some moves in sometimes. 🙂
He is also very nice to her but lets her know when he is in charge. We gave them a bowl full of potato wedges today. He let her eat first….then he barked at her and she immediately backed away and he finished the rest. There was no anger…..no growling. Just a “Hey, it’s my turn now” and they seem to be sharing well. He will also let her get all the first pets and ear scratches then he will come in for his. 🙂 I just knew he was the perfect fit for her & us. She needed a gentle leader and so far that is what he has been.
They also love to give kisses. Rob will say “Give kisses” and they will both come up and grab a cheek. LOL I am not a fan of having dog slobber on my face…but I think it’s cute that they will do that to Rob. hehe.
As much work as these pets are….it’s so worth it for all the love they offer us. 🙂