Monday, December 2, 2013

How I Met My Brother - A Photo Essay of Jon Farleigh and Dewi's First Days Together (With PDA)

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...

...and 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.) 


  1. Such love and a special bond from the get-go. You are right they were meant to be together.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I think that A/C vent had a hand in their togetherness as well ;-)

    1. Well, yes, of course! They could have chosen to go end to end, though!

  3. Sweet! I think we recognize our own breed

  4. Do you ever wonder if they're plotting? :)

    1. Not plotting so much, Pamela, but reading my thoughts? Sometimes. :)

  5. OMD, the cuteness!!! It's almost too much! So so so cute!!!

  6. That is so cute! It's not often two dogs bond so quickly. They definitely were meant for each other. I absolutely love the picture of them laying side by side. So darn adorable!

  7. Gah! That is incredibly cute! They are clearly soul mates! :)

  8. EEK! True Dog photos! All is revealed!

  9. OMD! How utterly adorable!! It kinda dispels the myth about having two dogs of the same sex in the house, doesn't it?! My Callie and Shadow have always been very close as well, and you've given me an idea for my own blog. Thanks! All I have to do is find the right pictures. :-)

  10. Awww. They look like they have always belonged together.

  11. Can JF & D come give lessons to Bella & Tavish about being the most adorable siblings ever?


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