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September 14, 2015

Penny Calls the Cavalry

Penny has a unique talent for stirring pups up. She causes dogs to make faces I didn’t even know dogs could make Penny’s exuberance even catches the attention of dogs she’s not playing with. It’s hard not to notice a dog who can fall
Penny has a unique talent for stirring pups up.Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, cute, montrose dog beach

She causes dogs to make faces I didn’t even know dogs could make

Penny’s exuberance even catches the attention of dogs she’s not playing with.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, cute, montrose dog beach

It’s hard not to notice a dog who can fall down and keep running at the same time

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, cute, montrose dog beach

Penny loves being the center of attention

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, cute, montrose dog beach

But even for Penny, the spotlight can get a bit overwhelming

In the above sequence, none of the dogs were aggressive or out-of-control. Penny wasn’t in any danger but I could tell she didn’t like the odds. On the rare occasions somethingĀ like this happens, I used to step in to immediately defuse the situation by giving the pups a break.

These days, when Penny feels outnumbered, there’s someone else who comes to the rescue.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, cute, montrose dog beach

Once a big brother, always a big brother

When Eko sees Penny is overwhelmed, he gallops over to even the odds. And when Eko comes barreling in, the attention immediately shifts to him instead of Penny. Eko doesn’t do anything, just his presence helps rebalance playtime.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, cute, montrose dog beach

And the entire gang is right back to having fun

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, cute, montrose dog beach

Eko ensures the pups are all smiling

Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, chicago, cute, montrose dog beach

Then sends them on their way and comes over to me for some affection

Penny appreciates the backup, and so do I! Nice to have a partner to help keep an eye on Penny.

Comments for Penny Calls the Cavalry

  1. Neeta says:

    well….there was Cesar and Daddy and now we have Will and Eko.
    Great partnerships. Thank you for my morning smile and warmth to my heart.

  2. All for one and one for all…………Eko and Penny are a good team…….and with you keeping an eye on the whole “scene”, life is totally FUN at the beach no matter WHAT the odds are!

    Pam and Sam

  3. that faces in the first photo… I totally agree with you…with such a face-exercising they never need botox :o) seems I’m not the only one who called the cavalry today LOL

  4. audrey says:

    Acrobatic Penny in that 2nd photo!! Eko gets a gold medal for being such a wonderful brother! Great photos as always.

  5. Victoria says:

    Eko is the sweetest, most helpful brother Penny could ever want! Good thing she has him to help her out of tight spots

  6. You DESERVE some affection after coming to your sister’s rescue, E. Well done! Some of those faces should be in the cartoons! They’re hilarious!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  7. Ogee says:

    Eko is the BEST! What a good big brother!

  8. Emmadog says:

    Bailie likes to be in the thick of it too, but she is on her own. Not sure I would step in to help too much. I’m not into that wildness with other dogs much anymore.

  9. Kismet says:

    Just as long as her last name isn’t Custer.

  10. Elyse says:

    Eko reminds me very much of my big brother. He never exactly helped bail me out, but the whole tenor of a situation changed when he arrived. Big brothers are wonderful.

  11. Face it: Penny’s a party girl . . . who is very lucky to have big brother Eko!

  12. Always good knowing big bro has got Penny’s back. What a great team! šŸ˜‰

  13. coastingnz says:

    that photo is brilliant – yes, where do those faces come from. Ziggy is pretty good at putting on faces you didn’t know were possible but that one beats any of his most recent ones. Eko bless you – like you say, once a big brother always a big brother.

  14. dashlilly says:

    Ohhhh. Big Brothers. Dash is so similar to Eko. He doesn’t stop anything, but he knows how to shift the energy when Lilly is in a bit over her head at the park. They definitely have a connection. In fact, I can’t take them together to the vet!! When the doc is checking out Lilly … Dash barks and jumps! He does take seriously the big brother role. Love these photos!!

  15. fredrieka says:

    oh Momwithoutpaws always watches for those hackles going up when RIley and I play sometimes we get too competitive

  16. boy is she ever lucky to have Eko!!

  17. Fantastic photos, what a great day.

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