Drum roll please, it's time to introduce Saffron and Fox! Will my streak of good luck with introductions continue?
You remember Fantastic Mr. Fox shown here puzzling over the exact purpose of a mouse.
And Saffron the Jagulab puppy-cub.
I had my fingers crossed when they came out of the carry case door.
And was rewarded with angry eyes barely 10 seconds in... Fox: that's my food! He did half finish it when I fed him earlier but cmon Foxy boy, your hunger was at 100 so you wer hardly starving.
Perhaps matching bows will help? Saffron seemed to love her knew look.
I took both pups outside for some playtime in the yard.
Anyone sensing the pattern here?
They were literally fighting over (as in on top of) food at one point. Silly labs.
You'd think I hadn't fed them and there wasn't another food bowl.
Bonus pic of Saffron showing off.
When Fox was put away I did get a minor reaction from Saffron which gives me hope but I have a feeling Fox would be happy to see Saffron go...
I have the two of them out with no food to fight over at the moment and there are still angry eyes. *sighs* oh well 1/2 ain't bad and I'm sure Fox will get along with everyone else when he grows out of his grumpy puppy stage.
I'm hoping they'll grow up to be more civil. I do have a few other labs so it's not that much of a big deal. Some of the others like Fox a fair bit so he should fit in fine, Beyla and her are becoming close friends.
Beyla, Saffron & Hairball have all hit age 30 and are no longer officially puppies/kittens. Due to the current baby boom I've spayed/neutered them all. If Beyla and Hairball continue to be close and they do breed do people actually like the MC fur texture? I'm not a fan of it myself and am considering using an OW if I do let them breed. However I'd rather get opinions first because I would only be keeping one kitten at the most. I'm probably getting ahead of myself but I want to be prepared.
I wish there was a way for them to not react to the camera, all these two is act like goofs when I start taking pictures and print screening everything is a pain.
Fox and Saffron in a rare instance of no angry eyes.
Beyla and Hairball
And a brand new arrival, Teagan from Amy! I love my dachies... so she'll fit in great here.
The food dishes are bigger than her <3. I'm tempted to make a no-grow dachie army. Teagan seems like such a little sweetie, full of energy and she trots> I can't wait to introduce her to Ophelia, I'm sure they'll hit it off.
When it came to group playtime. Marsden and Mouse quickly got to know Fox and Beyla while Teagan met everyone for the first time. It went really well. Fox and Saffron continued to make angry eyes at each other and Marsden and Mouse weren't fond of Beyla but for the most part everyone seems to be getting along well. Teagan was out with everyone, she was just hiding somewhere.
Me: you hungry Twix Twix: foods! Me: *sighs* not quite Twix
Twix: like this? Me: Close enough.
Fox and Saffron decided to initiate Twix into the deep and mysterious world that is being a lab puppy in Lollypop's house. Aka he got a ribbon around his neck.
Saffron: Look what I can do Fox: *rolls eyes* Showoff
Luckily Fox was distracted by Twix before things could get out of hand. Fox: Let's play Twix: okay!
I took out all the auto rolling balls and Twix had a great time chasing them around.
The dogs were starting to get hungry so I took them out one at a time for food. I have issues feeding them all in one big group.
Saffron didn't eat much despite being starving and then I saw her eye on the fruit bowl.
So she just nommed fruit...
By the time everyone had eaten my labs needed a nap.
Well not Fox who was somehow still full of beans.
Fox: psst! Saffron, you awake?
Saffron: Whaa? I'm up I'm up.
Saffron: Hey Twix?
Fox: *pounces on sleeping Twix*
Twix apparantly does not care about his rude awakening and just wants to play o.O
And play they do.
Saffron really seems to like Twix and he her. I got a very dejected jagulab when I put Twix away and Twix started moping when I put Saffron away so he could eat so fingers crossed something might develop between those two.