Zeus still spends a good part of the day in the puppy play pen, but he also has at least one supervised play session with Flake outside the pen. Today, DD got some superb shots of just how they play and why supervision is absolutely essential.
Flake was outside and Zeus was due to go out after his lunch. He licked her face in greeting…
Flake rolls over onto her back, ‘submitting’ to Zeus… briefly!
They literally hold each other’s jaws. This can look threatening, but you get used to it. There’s no noise, no barking, no snarling, it’s just how they play!
They use their paws a lot too, but need supervision as Flake is so very much heavier and stronger than Zeus – remember, although he’s growing, he’s still just over 5 months old.
They do make some throaty noises, but it’s more like loud groaning. If their tone changes to something more aggressive, they are separated and then allowed together again to continue this energetic play!
So it looks quite ferocious, and it takes some getting used to. Heaven knows how much time they’ll spend like this once he’s bigger!! 🙂