I think I would have recognized Lando (G's brother) anywhere- they have very similar markings. Guinness is more sturdy and Lando more refined. I swear that they recognized each other and they were off. There was a bit of worry because Lando ran into the field and the horses were charging around. First of all, you know my history of dogs chasing my horses. Second of all I am fairly sure that Carmen would try to kill any dog that threatened her. I didn't want Lando to get hurt. Guinness stayed well back- he has a healthy respect for the horses.
After that it was pretty much puppy mayhem. I had Amanda (my daughter) keep Ripley and d'Arcy in the house until the two boys had sorted themselves and then let her out. She was not sure what to make of the interloper. After a while they did wrestle and Ripley did her usual flip and Lando found himself on his back. Guinness just lays down when she comes- there's no beating her in wrestling. There was the occasional deeper growl but generally all went well. We did what any proud parents do- we compared our children and agreed that we each got the best puppy.
But really, let me just show some photos:
|Guinness has not been around children before- I was impressed with how good he was|
|hey G- you could share that frisbee (Guinness in front)|
|Lando on the left, Guinness on the right|
|Lando: Ha! I got the frisbee and it's now mine|
|so this is a farm? I like it!|
|I was going to crop this but love the story instead- it takes 3 people and|
a border collie to get these two quiet enough for a photo (for about 3 secs).
Guiness is in front
|Irish takes this role of horse ambassador very seriously.|
(yes I know his boots are mismatched. I need to get to the store)
So all in all a great time was had by all. Guinness had a hard nap after his brother left.