Reunions between dogs and people get a lot of attention on YouTube, and rightly so. But I’m an equally big fan of when dogs reunite with other dogs. The immediate and unbridled excitement never fails to make me smile. Whenever she spots a friend, Penny always turns back to me like, “Do you see who I see!?!” That joyful look on Penny’s face is extra precious to me now that Eko’s gone. Being close with another dog is a critical component of Penny’s identity and health, so we’re fortunate my brother and Doc live close by. Penny is always ecstatic to see Doc, and Doc, well, Doc has learned to weather Penny’s overbearing love in much the same way a grandchild abides a doting grandparent.
“Come here and give your favorite Penny a hug!”
It appears the face you make when over-hugged is a cross-species phenomenon
Same goes for being on the receiving end of an over-enthusiastic kiss!
Penny remains undeterred by Doc’s lack of reciprocation. Her specialty is pushing buttons, and with Doc she always knows just what to do in order to stir him up.
“See, Doc, you jump up like this and then we fight. Got it?”
Doc gets it alright, and then he gets Penny! I love watching the two of them bound around James’s backyard
Both dogs rate their high-flying playdates four-paws up (off the ground)
Of course, Penny’s problem is that she’s not always sure how to land. Somehow she always seems to get stuck on Doc
Doc learned from Eko that the best way to deactivate Penny is to simply stay still. No matter where she happens to be
Doc’s a stand-up/on friend
This happens so often that Doc isn’t even phased by it anymore
For whatever ails us, Penny and I are lucky that we always have a Doc to call on. Watching two dog friends reunite and play is a panacea for the soul.