My mom got a puppy for Christmas--a tiny little parti- Pomeranian named Isabelle Noel, or Izzy for short. This week my 80 pound lab/boxer mix, Lily, got to meet Mom's 10 pound Pom for the first time. There was a lot of butt-sniffing going on, but otherwise they both acted like little ladies. Lily was so patient with this little puppy and Izzy was very kind to share her food and water with my BIG baby. At first they just sniffed each other to check each other out.
They weren't quite sure what to make of each other. Izzy probably thought, "Wow, look it's a horse." Lily was probably thinking, "Hey look, it's a rat. Can I eat it?" But they both seemed to really enjoy each other's company. Neither one of them showed any signs of aggression.
Then we let Lily off her leash and they chased each other around the room. Mom called this picture "You Can't Catch Me." But Lily is a VERY BIG dog who doesn't know quite how big she is. She accidentally stepped on Izzy once, so I put her back on the leash. When we went outside Lily would stand perfectly still while Izzy ran in circles around her, trying to get Lily to chase her. I let Lily chase Izzy a few times, but kept her on a short leash, just in case.
For the most part, a good time was had by all. Except when Lily stuck her giant head in Izzy's crate and found a lamb bone. Which she chewed with her giant doggie teeth until it splintered. Yeah, like I need a big vet bill this week to remove the shards from her intestines! Luckily she seems to be okay. Just look how big and scary Lily's teeth are in the next picture. Mom called it "What Big Teeth You Have." Good thing she's such a sweet dog!