Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northwestern Washington
Re: Ricky Our Crazy Springer
I always swing back to the first day we had him and the great dog he was. I drove down to the Humane Society after he had been released to us and I get home open the gate and drive in, then close the gate, As soon as I did I go to get back in the truck and Ricky bounded out of the truck started to run around the yard and sniff everywhere. By this time My wife released Rocky from the house and he runs out to the strange dog in the yard barking at him. They do their smell of each other and then they started to play for a half hour. I had put out a pail of water for them to drink and both ran over and were drinking side by side, then back out in the yard to play.
The goofy game they both play was what I called was springer spaniel chicken where they would go to the opposite sides of the yard and then charge each other and just before they were going to collide with each other turn and slam each of their bodies into the other, both would fall down they get shake and do it again.
Those 2 dogs understood each other and when Rocky went blind about a year before he died Ricky would stay at Rocky's side and gently bump him in the right direction, they just adored each other.
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