Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sadie's Competition

As I (think) I've mentioned, or as many of you already know from Facebook, I've been dating someone for a few months now. The thing I was most worried about was how Sadie would react to him, and if he would like Sadie. Sadie has been my life for the past 5 years. We've been best buds, and I didn't want that to change.

Sadie is VERY protective of me. She even gets jealous when my mom hugs me. So I wasn't sure how she'd react to someone hugging and kissing me, etc. I'm happy to report, though, that my boyfriend loves Sadie, and Sadie loves him, too!

The first meeting was interesting. She was excited for a new person to come over, but then once she saw this person sitting close to me, and then taking me away, she wasn't too sure. Since then we've had a few more outings...to the lake, the dog park, etc. And for the most part things are fine. She does bark every once in awhile when he is hugging me, and she did end up sleeping right in between us one night lol. And of course, she gives me a biggggg guilt trip when I leave with him. But other than that, they're friends :)

He even took her to the park alone one day when I was at a doctor's appointment! Here are some pics he took:

She had a blast! And here's one from a day we all went to the lake by his house:

Did anyone else have an issue introducing their significant other and their dog? My boyfriend grew up where dogs stayed outside, so he is still trying to adjust to Sadie being in the house and sleeping on my bed...but hopefully things will be ok with that aspect eventually, too!


  1. Yup! Dexter still jumps on my lap when I sit next to my boyfriend or when he's kissing me. Violet is no issue because Phil and I got her together. Dexter is a total Mama's boy though, and he gets super jealous.

  2. Ben and I were married when we got Gibson, so not really.. though I vaguely remember him being a little protective of me when he was a little dude. What I am really interested is how he's going to react to a baby coming into the family.. Should be interesting!

  3. Glad to hear that Sadie is adapting to the change in your life with your relationship with your BF and that he and she are getting along!! Hubby had a dog once that he got while we were dating, but not married yet. The dog was very protective, but because I was there from the beginning so to speak, he accepted me. Didn't accept the kids really well though so unfortunately we ended up having to find a new home for him.

    But even Koda was came long after we were married, he still gets jealous if hubby and me kiss or even talk sometimes!



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