Being young has its advantages and disadvantages. I think one of the biggest issues being young is taking certain things for granted. We are all guilty of that for sure, but one of the biggest detriments to maturity is friendship. It may just because we’re growing up and figuring things out. We accumulate relationships with like-minded people. Temporary and long standing Friendships. Many times it’s not effortless. We may even start out not really caring for another person, but growing to really like them over time. For me, this is the BEST kind of friendship. Maybe for some reason or another, you both were completely fine on your own and didn’t want or need another friend. Maybe you didn’t necessarily care for the other person, first impressions and all, but over time you realized that person was kind of cool. You may have been thrown together out of no fault of your own and eventually realized that you couldn’t live without one another.
This would be the case with my dogs, Jaxon and Harles, aka Harley, Carl, Bubble. The poor dog will almost answer to anything.
Jaxon came first and like most “only children”, he received all of our attention. His brother from another mother came a few years later. Now Bubble can be a beast, very alpha and domineering. Jax is the opposite, which I’ve written about in a previous post. Bubble came into the family feeling the need to prove he was King. Jax was not happy stepping down from his throne and so the relationship went, until recently. They’ve both had a surgery in the past 2 years and I’m not sure if that’s what brought them together, or if it’s just a mutual fond regard, but I truly believe that they are now inseparable.
They both sleep in bed with me, and Bubble tends to sleep a lil longer than Jax. In the morning I go to the kitchen and make my coffee, Jax by my side. Bubble continues to snooze in bed. I’ve actually seen Jax go into my bedroom and pretty much make noises in order to wake up Bubble. In the same respect, I’ll be napping in bed with Jax, and he’ll leave the room only to return with Bubble. A year or so ago that wouldn’t have happened. I can remember Jaxon letting Harles stay outside all day once, when I forgot to bring him in before leaving for work. Now you might ask how Jaxon “let” Bubble stay outside. Jax is like Houdini in many respects, and is actually able to slide open my patio door. He’ll never do it while I watch, but he’s done it many times when I’m visiting my neighbor, and I find him waiting for me at the gate when I return home.
I may not know the real reason why these two unlikely friends have become so close, but I’m so happy that they’ve finally accepted each other and have more than what seems to be a casual, convenient friendship.
Always one of my favorites….