I have the sweetest, littlest, mild-manneredest 5 month old puppy. Not quite five months old, I don't think. Her name is Ramona and she is sweet, and gentle, and easy, and good.
Now I also have the werewolf who is 9 months old. She has been to the pool party with a couple of Ramona's littermates, and some older puppies, and one of her littermates, and she never showed any negative anything.
So yesterday morning, I thought, what the heck?
See, both bitch pups are inside and have doggy doors to the outside. When I am not there, I put Babsy in with the werewolf. And Ramona is in with her mother. The room has two doggy doors, and between them a 6'kennel gate with some shower board, keeping them apart. But Karma and Ramona jump up onto a counter that is about 36" high, and you can see them quite well from the other side of the room, and hear them and smell them, so Quinnie knows them.
I let the werewolf into the living room where she immediately started playing with her toys. Then I went and snagged Ramona.
She plowed into Quinnie and the two of them started chasing each other. That might have been ok, but her mother did not want to be left behind, and climbed over the x-pen, and the baby gate to get into that mess.
She sniffed Quinnie all over, but Ramona kept charging her and acting crazy. Several times I pulled her back and let her know to STOP that crap.
No one was hurt. They were chasing each other, and playing hard like GSDs will. Karma wasn't sure if she should eat Quinnie or not. But she seemed to relax quite a bit, and we took a break to get some cheese out of the fridge.
Then my contractors showed up and I skivvied Quinn down stairs, and then I got the other two in their place.
But it was that little, mild-mannered, baby pup that was the Tasmanian Devil. She was the bully, if any. And there was a good 4 months between them. And yes, I did not allow too much insanity. Mostly, I want my critters to exist in the world with other dogs. They do not have to play with them, sniff butts, exchange communicable diseases, share fleas. They just can't be maniacs toward anything on four legs while we are walking down the street, at class, at shows, or at the vets.
Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.