Thursday, September 15, 2011

When In Doubt, Just Cuddle

He cuddles.  Fenway likes to snuggle in and be warm and cozy.  He's showing some genetic Pibble with all this cuddle-puddle behavior.  I'm not sure if it's a safety tactic to keep away from the less than welcome ladies in the house, or maybe he's just chilly.  I just like to think of him as a cuddle bug.

The girls snuggle a bit with us - Arwen enjoys a nice upside down belly rub and will stay in close proximity to me at all times, but a good long cuddle is simply too much heat for her, I suspect.  Nyxie like to snuggle into Matt's pillow when it's just the 2 of us.  She'll press her nose against me and steal my warmth, facing me on his pillow, her body pressed against me.


To say they've accepted Fenway is a bit of a generous stretch.  "Getting familiar with his presence and not actively trying to kill him all the time" might be a more accurate assessment.  Fenway is an "old soul" dog - one that seems to understand things that he shouldn't already know.  Aside from a perpetually worried look on his face, he's the embodiment of zen.  I suppose I'd be perpetually worried as a newcomer around these 2 myself...

We're taking one day at a time here, working it all out.  We're giving time to each, while letting them know how much they're loved.  Change can be tough, but cuddling comes easy.  


  1. The Momster here is nodding her head in agreement. We have the same stuff going on. Phantom and Ciara are great with Lightning, but Thunder still has a way to go before we can say he has really accepted the new guy. Little by little, we are getting there. We love Fenway - those ears are priceless.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. Hi Y'all,

    Ah cuddling...something I rarely get to do. I have to settle for leaning on my Human or just pressing my head against her.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. Love and patience. Works miracles. Forms a pack.

    BTW Steve's theory is that Nuka thought the snails or whatever were gross, too, and was just getting her sister to do the dirty work of eliminating know, "I DARE you to eat..."

    Phoenix has landed. It is simply stunning. Thanks so much!

  4. Cuddling and belly there anything better?!

  5. With all your patience and love, things will work out.

  6. aw, Fenway is adorable. and very very those pibble cuddles!

  7. Loving those ears! And great to hear he is starting to settle in :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  8. What a sweet snuggly baby Fenway is! The Mama just wants to smooch his sweet little snout! I'd say that "not actively trying to kill each other" is a good start! Just wait, one day you'll look back and laugh that they were anything less than bestest friends!

  9. What a sweet snuggle bunny! All of us like to snuggle except Ethel Jean. Our new arrivals have generally been good, other than some initial jealousy from Oscar. Well, and when we had Wally at some point he drew the line and said--NO MORE. We hope they start getting used to the new arrivals. And Otis says pibbles are world champion snugglers. He's a snuggle slut--he'll do it with anyone!


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