Often there are Discussions on whose stick belongs to whom, but sometimes it's okay to share it.
Lilah and Tucker can seem to be evenly matched, but really Lilah is taking it easy on him. She can body check Jasper and knock him off his feet if she wants.
Tucker learns quite a bit by watching his big brother and sister. Lilah has shown him the best place for watching birdies.
Sometimes a sister makes a good pillow.
And sometimes a brother is a good pillow, too. (That's Jasper's back on the right.)
Jasper is a great tug partner as well. Except when he Really Wants His Elephant. And then he lets Tucker know about it. And then Tucker finds a new toy...temporarily.
It's also fun to chew sticks with Jasper, because he likes Big Sticks. If Jasper does something, it's probably Fun, and Tucker loves to do what his big brother does.
Tucker found a new toy and brought it to Jasper so they could play with it together. Jasper's face tells the story: "That is Not a Toy. We're gonna get in trouble..."
Tucker in his brother's shadow, but temporarily.
...then sit quietly while I take off the leashes. Nobody moves until they are told, "Okay!"
But they all come running when called. Those smiles are genuine, not photoshopped.
When it's time to go back in the house, all three gather by the door.
And then it's nap time on the dog bed...er...couch.
Tucker tries to understand Dawn and Athena. He is completely puzzled over why crinkly brown paper is just so darn exciting. Actually, so are the rest of us.
Tucker is learning to use a gentle touch with the cats. Dawn will tell you he hasn't perfected it yet.
But that doesn't stop her from snuggling on a blanket when it's nap time.