Charlie Has A New Friend


June 25, 2012 by Amie M

We have babysat Penny before. She is a Golden Retriever, part Lab who is just over two years now, and still full of that puppy spunk. Perfect for playing with a kitten who knows no boundaries!

Most of our time has been spent watching and refereeing play matches between the two. With three fur balls in my house, I have had little time to devote to projects to share or even just to work on!

But the playing almost always starts with Charlie, doing something silly to get Penny’s attention.

Penny takes the bait.

Then it’s on, like Donkey Kong!

And Charlie kangaroo kicks her face.

She ignores it. Or she puts a paw on him to hold him down and away from her face.

And she pushes him around with her nose.

Charlie is good at signaling when he has had enough. He will (if he can) bounce up and away down the hall. This is where our supervision comes in, because if Penny is all riled up from the wrestling, she will prance after him. But a quick “Penny, no,” and she will stop, reluctantly, but she will stop.

When we let Penny out of her kennel after a time out to cool off, right away, she tries to find Charlie and give him a little nudge with her nose, getting him to play again.

Audrey likes to sit back and watch the matches. You can just see the relief on her face that it’s not her being kangaroo kicked, jumped on or nipped. The two more immature younger ones cancel each other out for annoyances, and she’s back to her cuddly self.


2 thoughts on “Charlie Has A New Friend

  1. Anarya Andir says:

    Awwwwwwwwwww….I just melted!

  2. […] we got Charlie, he had little interest in the mouse. Then he met Penny and they became besties. Now he loves this mouse because it kind of smells like […]

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