April 29, 2013

Monday Mischief: I Met My New Cousin!

Rita here! I met my new cousin, Reggie, this weekend. Momma said I did really good! She took about a thousand pictures, so I will let the pics tell the story:

We met through some bars, but he looked like he wanted to kiss me, and I looked like I wasn't going to eat him, so they let us meet for reals.

He tried to give me a hug right away, but like my Momma, I am not really into hugs right away.
"I love you cousin Rita!"
The hug thing made me a little wary... but he was so darn cute....
...that I couldn't resist trying to get closer. So I tried to make myself smaller.
I even tried to get really small, but then he got shy and started hiding in everyone's laps.
"I can play with you fine from here, cousin Rita."
"Come on out on the grass, Reggie! I won't bite you. Much...."

Finally he came out for a romp on the grass.

 I got reeeeal small so he wouldn't be afraid...
...and he got so brave that he pounced on me. 

Later, we sat and had a good chat. 
"I'll show you the ropes, little guy."
I told him some of my secrets:
"Dude, your pawrents keep the food stashed in the storage room!"
And he told me some of his. (His were pretty boring. He hasn't seen a lotta stuff yet.)
"I'm just trying to figure all this stuff out!" "Dude, volume control."
I gotta admit... he's pretty darn cute...
 ...even when he tries to pull my tags off.
"Hey, I need those!"
I let him look at how nice Momma keeps my teeth (I told him about the coconut oil thing)...

...but he was more interested in other stuff.
"Well, what do we have here, cousin Rita??"
But I put a stop to that.
"Dude, not cool."
Oh well, a friend's gotta sniff what a friend's gotta sniff! I think we are going to be good friends.
Reggie & Rita - hopefully life-long friends!
I hope you got to get up to some good mischief this weekend too!

Happy Monday Mischief!

47 comments:

  1. Great pictures! Do you live near your sister so that they will see each other often?

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    1. Yep, we are only about 20 min from them. We usually trade dog sitting duties, so we need these 2 to get along!

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  2. Those are great pix and we can see Rita you had a pawsome time with Reggie. What a lark. Have a marvelous Monday.
    best wishes Molly

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  3. Glad that they got along. Looks like they had fun!

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    1. Yes, I think we were all relieved that they got along!

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  4. Reggie is so cute! It sounds like you both had a great time and that you gave Reggie some really good tips!

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    1. Rita says, "I have much to teach that little one..."

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  5. It's fun to have doggie family.

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    1. It's so fun. Well.... it's mostly fun. Rita has other cousins and doggie family, but she's a little afraid of some of them because they are bigger than her.

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  6. Hey, Rita,
    Reggie here. Thanks -- I had a blast! Mom and Pop kept talking that night about their BONUS from your visit. Something like "a tired pup is a good pup."

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    1. Reggie - I will come over and tire you out anytime! Rita

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  7. Great photos!! Such a cute story. Glad both dogs had a good time (:

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    1. We are glad too! We need them to get along since my sis and I have always traded dog-sitting duties!

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  8. These photos are fantastic! I just love them!
    Looks like you both had a great time!

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    1. It was very fun! Reggie was a hoot. He mostly hid in all our laps, then he'd dash out and pounce at Rita, then run back to a safe lap. So funny.

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  9. Oh Rita, you are such a good doggie. You really were very gentles with the little pup. I am sure you will have him well trained in no time.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. Yes, she was SO good! Sometimes she can be a little...pushy, so I was glad she was gentle with him!

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  10. Oh Bunny Rita sweetheart!
    I'm so glad you like your new cousin! I wished I was there to play!
    Thank you for making him stop looking at your privates!!! Male doggies are silly that way! And no, I would never do that!!! I'm a kisser, not a sniffer! That is just wrong!

    -Your Monkeybutt-bunny Rocket Love

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    1. I know my Monkeybutt-Bunny Rocket Love that you would NEVER be so rude!

      I wish you could come for a play date too! I would try not to push you around..
      Love,
      Rita

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  11. What a great introduction! Rita looks like a great puppy minder. Hopefully she'll only teach cousin Reggie the stuff you want her to. :)

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    1. Yeah, hopefully she doesn't teach him *everything* she knows...

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  12. You two are very cute together! I'm sure you will be great friends :)

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  13. Glad they got along well together - looks like they had tons of fun!

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    1. They did. It was so cute to watch them play. She was like a very sweet older sister!

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  14. THAT was one of the most precious series of photos, ever! They WILL be furiends for life!

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    1. Thanks! I took SO many pics. I had to winnow it down to my faves. :)

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  15. Rita you are such a wonderful big cousin to Reggie! Sometimes when you're the bigger pup people watch ya like a hawk but you didn't even need any watchin' cause you are Super Rita! You looked mighty pretty there in those photos Rita....oh, Chloe...it's true...she is pretty!! Urr...Chloe is sooo jealous!!! Reggie if ya need any help with the lady-pups, you just holler at Mr. Max here!! :)
    Me and my sis trade out too so happy they got along so great!!! What a relief!! and Reggie is a little doll pup!!

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    1. It's so nice to have a family member you can trade dog-sitting with, isn't it? Makes for a much more relaxing getaway!

      Thanks Max for the offer for the lady-killer advice! I'm sure Reggie will be in touch!

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  16. Sounds like you ended up having a great time with your cousin!

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    1. Hopefully there are many more great times ahead for them!

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  17. Reggie is pawsome, what a great little buddy you've got! I like to do that 'make yourself small' thing too when playing with the ikkle doggies! :)

    Have fun guys, well of course you will,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Oh, Snoopy - you're a sweetie. Of course you do the 'make yourself small' thing! (Don't tell... but Rita's not always sweet!)

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  18. Fantastic photos! So sweet :-) Great body language lessons.

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    1. Very true - they were definitely reading each others' body language. And you can especially see it in Rita in the first few pics. She was a little unsure at first...

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  19. Hi Rita! What a cute little cousin you have there. Of course you two would get along, why not - right? You can teach him so much and we know that you'll have lots of fun together. Yippee!

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    1. Yes, she has MUCH to teach him! teehee! (His parents might not want her to teach him everything though.... )

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  20. LOL! Reggie is TOO cute! Is Rita licking her chops in that last photo? I don't think she's telling us the real story ...

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    1. I think they had just gotten a drink of water - but it does kinda look like she's thinking he might be a tasty morsel!

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  21. Hi Rita and Jackie!
    That little Reggie looks like a C-O-R-G-I...so sweet and it sounds like Rita will have a best buddy now to play with.
    And, we have to take your tips on Coconut Oil too....mom has to go to the store soon to get some and try some soon!
    Peace and barks and treats forever,
    Cat and Jozi woof!

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    1. Yep, he's a Cardigan. The coconut oil is great. We've been using it for everything. The only bad part is that Rita loves it SO much that she licks and licks and licks while I try to brush, brush, brush!

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  22. Ohmigosh, that is just the cutest thing ever! They seem to be BFFs already! How cute that they played together despite the size difference. Reggie is a feisty, little thing!

    Will have to try the coconut oil. Hadn't heard of that before!

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    1. As I just told Cat and Jozi, we are hooked on the coconut oil! Just cooked our dinner in it tonight, then used some to brush Rita's teeth, and I put some on my hands to soften them! It's all-purpose, man!

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    2. We have to try that coconut oil...as soon as I can get out, I am going to grab some and give it a try with Jozi!
      Thanks Jackie!

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  23. I bet you are having a grand time with him!

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