(Our car got Solar Protection Film on it's windows now!!! That will help the dogs stay cooler in the summer when we travel... )
Carola did have Joey with her - of course he has to go where his mommy goes - and so it was logical that this was the right moment for him to meet Aaron and Cleo.
I have to say that Joey is a very confident little guy, and he's got a huge attitude too!
You should have seen him!
He was somewhat insecure in this situation, of course, but he handled himself quite smart.
Out of the car he started barking and made himself as big as possible to see if
he could impress Aaron...
It worked somewhat at least.
It took them a while to check each other out before making the first physical contact.
Joey of course was searching for constant protection by getting as close as possible to his mom's feet (or ours). But then that is not good, we agreed to leave him every time he came to us so he didn't feel too strong. After all, he has to learn that fearful behavior is not to be rewarded.
So he had to deal with all his emotions of meeting another young dog that was twice his size for the first time, and he did very well.
It didn't take long and the two young boys started to measure their strength with each other, in a playful and sometimes rough way.
It was hilarious to see them roll and bite and chase each other!
Cleo was handling the situation sovereign, as always.
But now enough talking, time for photos!
Aaron learned quickly that the most effective way to get the little crook down on the ground was to use his paws. He just "flipped" him over...
but Joey didn't like that and got quite upset!
"Krokodile" Joey... going for the kill! *lol*
But in the end Aaron was "on top" again and they started to play a little with each other.
Of course, when young dogs play, it is ALWAYS a way to measure who is the fastest, strongest and smartest...
Cleo kinda interferes, telling the boys to "cut it out"!
Notice Joey's tail straight up in the air... That is what I call attitude! I hope that doesn't get him in trouble someday... after all he's only 9 weeks old now, what happens when he's older?
Aaron clearly has a different character. I mean a Cattledog is a Cattledog and a Shepherd is a Shepherd.
Of course they are different. Aaron is "softer", or may I call it cooler in his head and actions.
Both dogs may have the same goals but they use different ways to get there.
Time for some stick - tricks...
Joey: "Let's see who's stick that is! "
Aaron: "Yeah right, let's find out!"
Guess who won!! ;-)