I went into the house to get Stella while daddy held Rumley tight.
Stella was not her usual pushy or ramy self. She knew right away something was up when she smelled puppy on my coat for a second day in a row. She went straight down the stairs to the front door and waited for me to catch up. I opened the door and she noticed little Rumley in dads arms right away!
She ran straight to dad barely skidding to a stop before running into his legs. He slowly knelt down to let her sniff him and of course she did ALL the sniffing, gently, and he pushed himself closer to dad away from her.
It took a few minutes for him to warm up to his new obnoxious big sister but once he did, it has been a match made in heaven since!
She has taught him soooo much already. In the first day she taught him where the food was, where the potty spot outside is, how to go up AND down the stairs, where the kitty stays and so much more. Within THREE hours of Rumley being home Stella taught him the ropes. Or at least the ones she felt were most important. My favorite of all is she taught him how to drink from the toilet…
Stella walked into the bathroom and stopped to check to make sure that the lid was up; if it is not up she continuously nudges it with her nose making it clang. She put her nose in lifted her head and turned towards the doorway. She barked at Rumley to get his attention almost as if she was calling him to come to her. He did just that. Wiggling his chunky butt as his tail wagged he tromped in to where she was standing. She lowered her head into the toilet and took several laps of water and lifted her head out again. She lowered her nose to him to let him know there was water on her lips and nudged him slightly as if giving him the ok to do it. Without hesitation his thick and chubby little front legs jumped up to the rim of the toilet bowl and he stretched to the very tips of his little toes while he wiggled his chunky butt and tail and took a few laps of water from the bowl while Stella watched proudly.
Yet another one of Stella’s quirks but now she is teaching them all to her new baby brother Rumley!