Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Well, the honeymoon is over. The wieners got in to a tussle. It started with a toy that Frankie hasn't played with for literally a year. I cannot remember the last time she showed any interest in this sheep. Oscar, on the other hand, really likes the sheep. He carries it around everywhere.

Frankie decided she wanted it. Even though Oscar is underweight, Frankie is only 7 lbs! He's much bigger than she is. I heard growling, a couple of snarls, and a piercing yelp. I still don't know who got hurt. Afterward, both dogs were licking each other which has to be a good sign. Frankie immediately ran up to me and licked my face - she probably wondered why I was jumping around like a crazy person.

I'm sure it was bound to happen and will maybe happen again. But, I feel guilty that at that moment, I was praying it wasn't Frankie that was hurt. She's so fragile with her bad hip and I just found myself thinking, "Oh, no! Frankie!" Then I felt horrible for playing favorites.



Lorenza said...

I hope that will not happen again!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

kalyxcorn said...

oh my! things will settle down pretty quickly. they're just testing and learning each other boundaries, right?


DoDo and MoMo said...
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DoDo and MoMo said...

There will be tugging and play biting for a while . . . ^^ don't worry about it.

Just don't let them get too rough!

Frankie Furter said...

Yep they are just getting to know each other. Growls happen. I'm just sayin'.

Twinkietinydog said...

rDon't worry yet. We play like that all the time here and yes, sometimes it escalates. Mom does keep a close eye on us when we're playing with toys and treats. Every time we fight over a toy, she takes it from us both--this way she's not discriminating. We also trained our mom to always give us extras on our favorite items, this way there are the spares lying around and we don't feel the need to fight. Hey, Frankie, Oscar! Peace on earth, my furiends.


OMD Frankie & Oscar, my favorite pic of you as your header banner. We love it!!!!

It really isn't so unsual to have a Tussie from time to time. Mona & her brother Jacks used to fight like that but rarely ever drew blood. 2 minutes later they'd be licking each other. Mona used to clean Jacks and all his brothers ears all the time.