On Saturday Cemil and his mom were nice enough to meet us near his house so I could see how Maggie would act around a large dog. First off- we definitely chose a BIG dog. Having pugs you forget what it is like not to have to bend over to pet your dog. Years ago I had a Newfoundland that was as tall as I was when he stood on his back legs, but I think still shorter than Cemil. I’ve been contemplating taking Mag to meet with the other N.CA. tripawds but in the pictures I’ve seen they are all pretty big dogs (compared to pugs). Mag used to be good with all dogs, but with her little sister’s influence, and the contributing factors of her age and her tri-ness she has been very snappy with the big (or even medium sized) dogs we meet around our neighborhood. The meet went very well- Maggie didn’t snap once at Cemil. Of course even though he is huge he is very calm which is a big help. They pretty much ignored each other after some preliminary hellos, and one big investigation together of a smell in the grass. So depending on my schedule I may try and take Maggie to the next meet up. I feel bad leaving her sister Tani with my dad, but Tani is an idiot around any dog bigger than she is. And the first part of the drive always makes Maggie nervous. Usually the only place she goes without Tani is to the vet.
Thank you to Mary and Cemil for the ‘test drive’. Maybe I will see you at the next meet up.