Having amassed thousands of archived photos of my pets, through the history of this blog, I've been making an effort to get more mileage from them, in recent posts and through daily Facebook updates. (Tip for other bloggers: there's nothing like browsing through catalogs of vintage photos to get your creative wheels turning. Plus, it's a great way to dust off some of your best blog archives.)
But back to the point: reminiscing through some of my older photos - laid out in chronological order - I caught a visual sequence of events, between baby Jon Farleigh and baby Dewi, that I'd never noticed before. Specifically, photographic proof that, starting with the moment they met, they were completely and utterly meant for each other, like peanut butter and jelly, eggs and bacon, Bert and Ernie?? Well, why don't you see for yourselves...
The day we picked up Dewi, my husband and I loaded up the car with a kid and Jon Farleigh, and drove a couple hours north to meet Dewi's breeder (and family) for a picnic (in a neutral spot). The photo above was taken only minutes after Jon Farleigh and Dewi met for the first time.
All buckled up and ready to make the drive home, to their new life as "brothers," no longer just Jon Farleigh or just Dewi, but equal parts of the Jon Farleigh-and-Dewi team.
(Had they only known then what they know now. But I digress.)
Here we are again, after a few days together, getting ready to go on a short car ride. Notice Jon Farleigh seems to be "whispering" something in the general vicinity of Dewi's ear. Probably told him that he was going to the vet.
And here, we have just left the vet's office, where, contrary to what it might look like, Dewi did not get a sedative. (And neither did he get an ear job. I taped them, okay? They needed some help standing upright.) No, the look on Dewi's face in this photo (as he's beside his new BFF and wedged between two mini humans) is pure bliss.
Fast forward a couple weeks, and you'd be hard pressed to find them in any other resting position than what you see here - cheek to cheek, paws interlocked...then closer...
Extreme Close-up Cam:
Whose dogs do this?!
MINE DO, that's whose! What in the what?!
Has anyone else's dog ever smooched another dog or cat on the lips? And held it for the camera? (You can go ahead and lie if you want.)