My furry babies, tolerating a heat index of 110 degrees while I take their picture.
Souvlaki (on right) is 11 mos old now, and doesn't look like such a pup anymore. Look at how tall she is! Her paws are bigger than Aleethea's, and Souvlaki still has more growing to do.
Aleethea (on left) at 7yrs old acts as the Mama, showing her "baby" Souvlaki what to do and when, and lovingly disciplining her too.
Wouldn't you think that the older dog would physically be the slower dog? And the pup would be the more physically active one? Not in our house. Actually Aleethea is the one with twice as much energy as Souvlaki! Aleethea has always had a high drive and still acts the same as she did when she was 2 years old. She is still the fastest dog I've ever seen (in person). She runs faster than Souvlaki, and is all around much quicker on her feet and more agile. Souvlaki is very playful, but would rather lay at my feet than initiate any running games. But once she sees Aleethea running and playing, Souvlaki is quick to follow.
They have so much fun together - they play like wolves and make crazy and wild growling sounds as they stand up on their hind feet with all their teeth showing, nip each other in the paws, and bite each others necks. All in good fun.
Oh and they adore swimming!
Here's Aleethea growling at Souvlaki as Souvlaki attempts to playfully attack her while swimming:
These pups of ours are just so wonderful and amazing.
My sweet and ferocious German Shepherd Dogs. ^..^__~ ^..^__~