Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Meeting my buddy, Kobe

In honor of the NBA playoffs, I thought it most appropriate to blog about Palmer's play date with my BFF's dog, Kobe. It sort of happened spur of the moment but I'm glad it went the way it did because now Palmer has a friend!

Palmer has always had issues with other dogs. He came from a rescue group who saved him from the Santa Monica Humane Society so he has a tendency to be a bit defensive when other dogs are invade his 'territory'. We decided to introduce Kobe to Palmer on neutral ground and walked them side-by-side to the nearby park.

They haven't actually 'met' (read: sniffed each other intimately) in this picture but you can see the tension:
Thankfully, after a few minutes of walking peacefully within a few feet of each other in the same direction, Palmer calmed down and they were able to greet each other sans drama.

It was a huge relief to know that Palmer can actually make nice with another dog. It gives Johnny and I hope for a second dog one day!

Here's a nice 'Happily Ever After' picture of the doggie meeting, courtesy of Janet.


Jennifer Ma said...

I just discovered your blog. I love it! This is so something I would do. And your dog looks very similar to my dog Daisy. Palmer is very adorable!

Kimberly said...

Hi Jennifer!! I'm glad you enjoy reading about our silly dog Palmer. Some people think its nuts that we have a blog about our dog. Haha! Is Daisy the dog that was at your house for Izzy's birthday party? :)

Lina said...

oh my gosh! Kobe got so big!!!