Clive’s First Play Date

By June 3, 2010 December 16th, 2014 Clive, Friends, Weekend

Clive and Jack

Clive and Jack

Clive and Jack

Oh Clive

A little belated, but I wanted to share a few pictures from Clive’s first puppy play date from this past weekend. We’re trying to introduce him to more and more dogs to gauge his social skills and so my best friend Rachel brought her puppy Jack to play. These pictures may make it seem like they had a calm, civilized and relaxing time, but in reality, they were in mach 3 most of the weekend: tearing through the house, the back yard and rolling around the living room wrestling over toys. By the end of both nights they were exhausted, and had to be carried to bed. We learned so many new things about Clive and the way he interacts and plays with others. He’s a bit of a wuss and a drama queen. Cool nonetheless. Very cool dog.

That last pic was captured as Clive was grazing on grass. What a face! For more pics from the weekend, check out our Flickr.

7 Comments

  • Christa says:

    So cute! I like Clive’s harness. What kind of dog is Jack? I’m not up on my dog breeds…

  • Jessica says:

    Jack is a quintessential rescue dog i.e. mutt. We’ve pretty much identified what we think are at least 5 species he could be derived from. Everything from terriers to dachshunds. He’s got soft ears and a narrow face and a wiry coat. He’s very very cute.

  • Rachel says:

    He really is a mute, but I love him 🙂 We just view Jack as a “surprise” since we don’t know how big he will get or what he will look like when he is done growing. He had so much fun this weekend! Many more play dates to come!

  • Rachel says:

    By “mute” I mean mutt. He is definately not mute!

  • Christa says:

    Jack is awfully cute, no matter what variety of breeds he is! I think I’ll be a dog owner sooner than later, especially because Steven is dying for a dog. We were looking into labs though… much bigger than those two!

  • Rachel says:

    The best breed I have found is actually most breeds that are mixed with poodles. I own a labradoodle and one of my good friends owns a goldendoodle. I really love my labradoodle-he’s playful but now that he is 2 he has calmed down a bit. WIcked smart because of the two breeds and I was able to adopt him from a shelter so win-win!

  • Jessica says:

    Christa, dogs definitely bring a new dynamic to “the family.” It’s a little more exciting to come home, and Neil and I are definitely laughing and enjoying ourselves more (not that we didn’t, but you know) now that Clive is around. He gets along great with the cats, and the antics they pull together put us in stitches. I definitely recommend it, whatever you decide to get!