Landon and Peyton (our dog) have been chummy with Pizmo (the neighbor's dog) for as long as I can remember, but Liam has showed no interest. He knew him by name but always kept his distance. He was like that with his own dog for a long time. In the last several months Liam has been playing with animals and letting go of that fear or uncomfortable feeling. It's been nice to see.
The other day Pizmo was outside hanging out in his back yard. Liam was out playing by himself in our back yard (his favorite thing to do). Pizmo always gets excited to see any of us. He'll bark, yelp, jump. Anything to get our attention. Well, he grabbed Liam's attention fairly quickly and soon I found Liam rolling around in the grass, hugging, kissing, running, and jumping with him. Pizmo was in Heaven! Liam was so sweet with him. He would talk to him and then sing to him while Pizmo laid calmly next to Liam's little legs. Instant friends.
Piz was hooked up to the back porch so he couldn't go far. The afternoon sun shined right on them as they bonded in the grass. So, you will have to excuse the poor lighting in the photos. Plus, I had to hurry if I wanted to capture these two goofballs in action.
Liam kept telling Pizmo to sit still and take a picture. He even told him to smile a time or two. Now he knows how we feel. Ha ha!