This is their brother, Ghenghis.
Ghenghis is a big boy.
Bonnie thinks he's a bit of a bully.
While the other dogs recognised the girls as being members of the family, they apparently thought they needed some lessons in proper manners.
On our first walk Ghenghis rolled Bonnie off the side of the road.
Being in the mountains, the side of the road is also the side of the mountain.
Fortunately, for Bonnie (and me) there were brambles growing out of the side and Bonnie managed to hold on with her front paws until I could reach her collar and pull her up.
She was very scared.
She wouldn't play with Ghenghis any more (until the next day).
When we got back, he decided that Guapa needed a lesson. Granny and Uncle Panda lent a hand while Bonnie watched. (Do dogs laugh?)
Guapa decided he was a bully, too.
Both of my sweet little girls were put in their place a few more times the first day. Nothing serious, just a few lessons in doggie manners.
They enjoyed being able to walk without being on leashes, and behaved very (fairly) well.
This is the road going past the village. The guard rail is new. Our friend says it takes all the fun out of driving.
It's a two-way road.
You can see how wide it is with the grass in the other side.
By the time we went on a long walk, down to the river, the girls were part of the family and having a great time running with the big dogs.
There's a national walking trail going past the village. We walked down to the river so the dogs could swim if they wanted to. Ghenghis and the girls were getting along much better.
Guapa paused for a minute to pose with Misty, her mom.
Misty gave them a few lessons in doggie deportment, too.
This is the lane in the village leading up to the house. The dogs are all nice and calm after a long walk.
Guapa paused for a minute to pose with Ghenghis. He is a bit bigger….
They didn't even fight when I gave them treats.
I was a little worried about losing a finger, though.
From the left: Bonnie, Guapa, Panda, Tippy, Ghenghis, Misty.
Ghenghis posed in the village for me.
The lane going down leads into our friend's house on the main level. The level lane leads into the rooms we use when we visit. Because our girls aren't used to stairs (we don't allow them upstairs) and the stairs in this house are tile (slippery) we used the outdoor route to go from our bedroom to the main living area.
After a long day of walks, play and lessons, Bonnie joined me in a glass of wine and some twilight mountain gazing.
I drank her share – she's too young.
If only they hadn't started barking at sunrise every morning – the other dogs, my two were exhausted and sound asleep until Ghengis woke them up.
Tomorrow I'll explain why I didn't get a photo of the fire dancer who entertained at our friend's birthday party.