So I realize it’s been awhile since I’ve updated you all on how the two of them are doing. Things have continued to progress along, and I would say in a positive way.
They have gone from Dakota just kind of ignoring Murphy to now actively playing with him. While at first I worried this was aggression, I realized that they could go at it with their mouths and growling for 20-30 minutes and no one ended up hurt, which told me it was all in good fun.
Right now, as I type, Murphy is running laps around the apartment as Dakota teases him. Murphy has also discovered and realized Dakota’s skittishness when it comes to other dogs. He knows the if Dakota hears a noise outside the door or window he will drop EVERYTHING (food, toys, bones, etc.) and run to the window. So when Dakota has a bone or toy that Murphy wants, he walks up right beside Dakota and starts barking. Dakota thinks something is going on and starts running towards the window to see what it is. Murphy immediately takes the toy he wanted and sits down to enjoy.
Whoever said he was dumb is wrong.
And on the cuddle front, Tuesday morning while I was lying in bed recovering we moved a step forward. See below. I rate this family bed a 9. -1 because of Dakota’s snoring.
Their friendship: 9