Grant and Audry just got a cat, Gary. Gary was not too thrilled with Cosmo. He spent the whole night trying to keep his distance from the dogs. Sometimes his curiosity got the better of him and he'd descend to the floor to check Cosmo out. When he joined them, we had a mini "food chain" going on. Cosmo would aggressively sniff out Gary, and George would hassle Cosmo.
We spent the whole night keeping a close eye on the two dogs, making sure their play didn't get too rough. Every once in a while one of us would intervene and push George away from Cosmo. George just kept on coming after Cosmo aaaaaall night and wouldn't stop. And Cosmo just refused to raise the white flag and declare himself submissive. Oh, no. Not without a fight.
Towards the end of the night, we started up a game of Clue (my favorite board game EVER), and after a while, we realized the dogs weren't growling. We discovered that Cosmo had found George's food and was chowing down. George tried to defend his food, but it had awoken something powerful inside Cosmo. He emitted a low, scary bark (a sound we've never heard him make before) and sent George, a dog at least twice his side, skittering out of the kitchen.
And we let him go. I'm not sure why; we knew he shouldn't be eating another dog's food, but I think we were just so tired of intervening. We just let him eat and we went back to our game. And then we discovered just how much Cosmo had consumed...
What a little piglet!