Ollie and Penny (our new rescue) are settling in nicely. Ollie overall thinks she is fab . Occassionally he gets a bit sooky as he no longer gets all the attention. We are trying to work out which one is going to be top dog. Most obvious behaviours...Ollie tries to hump Penny a lot! Penny when she has had enough of him will hump back. Food is realy interesting - Penny is a little piglet and an absolute guts. When she is feeding Ollie stands back and lets her eat everything in sight. We feed them seperately otherwise poor Ollie would be starving but even with treats he seems to drop his and just stand there and watch next thing you know Penny has nicked his treat as well
The other facinating thing is that Ollie has a couple of beds to choose from. Penny has taken over the basket in the bedroom which Ollie would only stay in until I go to sleep - now he won't even go there. Half way through the night Penny gets up and gets into bed with Ollie....Ollie then sleeps on the couch. I can't work out if she is just wants to be with him or take over everything. We are definately getting her, her own little bed, hopefully this will help.
Ollie has quitened down a heap since Penny came home - which was the intention but sometimes I feel sad for him because he seems a little confused by why this new little girl has suddenly appeared in his world.
I guess my question is can a dog love his little mate yet be a bit resentful at the same time?