I'm Bucky - Making My Debut on Pet Pride
Well, I couldn't be outdone by my sister, Taffy! You met her last week so I figured it was high time I introduced myself. After all, I'm a year older ( and wiser, I like to think ) and the male member of the doggie duo in our household and I share the same grandma, Carmen Henesy of Carmen's Chronicles. I think Grandma Carmen loves me just as much as she loves Taffy though I take up more of the bed when I sleep with her and I am a bit heavier than Taffy. I kind of like to play rings with her and wrestle a bit. She always worries that I'll lose my teeth pulling on those rings but I am very strong and so are my teeth! I scare her a bit when I race through the doggie doors like I'm running the Indy 500. So far, I've never missed the opening and hit the wall - my eyesight is perfect!
I joined the household two months after my mom and dad, Laura and Alex, brought Taffy home from the same animal shelter, Yolo County. They knew I'd be good company for Taffy and I could protect her when they were away at work. Not that she can't look after herself. Don't let that sweet little face fool you. She can put you in your place when she feels like it! She's a bit prissy, though. When we got out for runs, she doesn't want to jump in the mud puddles like I do.
What's wrong with getting a bit dirty, I say! Also, she's not one for playing with toys or running after balls. At the dog park, she'll run after dogs, running after balls ( not in a mean way, or anything ) - she just doesn't get a kick retrieving balls. Now me, I should be on a major league baseball team, I'm so good catching balls and bringing them back!
I do try to get Taffy to play and wrestle so she doesn't just sit around all the time looking regal and pretty. She'll do it up to a point, then, geeze, I'll hear a little growl, and, all of a sudden I see those teeth, and I back off. We never really fight, though. Look at this picture of us at meal time, side by side, slurping up our food ( I have a bigger dish and more food because I'm bigger and
more active! ).
This is me giving my Uncle Shawn a real work out with the rings. He can lift me all the way up off the floor and I won't let go.
My dad, Alex, really loves me and Taffy
( and Laura, of course - their wedding is a week away, May 7 )
I wish they would let us go - Taffy wanted to be dog of honor and I wanted to be best dog!