Kelly is the fun police.
She watches Ike and Zeke playing and decides when they’ve had too much fun and steps in to break things up. She usually finds a comfy spot away from all the action. Ike and Zeke are very rough in their play. If either Ike or Zeke yelp or bark, Kelly runs over and pushes the offender away.
Overall, she’s accepting Zeke better than expected. She doesn’t want to play with him, she makes that clear, but he sometimes tries. She usually is pretty tolerant but he doesn’t always get the message. Then, a scuffle breaks out and sometimes I have to step in and call them apart. So far there haven’t been any injuries. I’m hoping that continues. I give Kelly plenty of quiet time, in a separate room with a stuffed Kong, so she can relax and not feel stressed by all the testosterone.
Zeke wants to get along with everyone. I’m not sure if he’ll win Kelly over or not. Last night he tried his best to make friends. Do you think it worked?
*Thanks to Carrie Noar of Tales and Tails for coming up with the title for this post.