Mom emailed me today to let me know Tucker made a new dog friend! My step cousin came to visit and brought her Lab/Mastiff puppy Mud along. Tucker has become increasingly dog aggressive on walks so I wasn't really sure how hard he'd be to introduce to a new dog. Those dogs he does know he adores, all wiggles and whining and PLAY WITH ME PLEASE, but strange dogs make him super uncomfortable and he gets aggressive with them, so he hasn't made any new dog friends in a year or so. I knew at some point my step cousin would come to visit with her pup and I told my mom not to let Tucker meet Mud without me there. But they had a big cook out yesterday so Tucker was probably very upset being kept inside and I guess they decided to try and introduce the dogs. Mom said she used lots of treats and praise, that it was iffy at first (not sure how iffy exactly) but eventually they were having a blast playing and were best friends. I'm so glad because Tucker doesn't get to play with other dogs at all really. Phoebe who he sees every day doesn't play and Tucker always tries super hard to get her to. So I'm happy he got to have so much fun (and happy he didn't traumatize the puppy...though I'm pretty sure Mud is a lot bigger than Tucker at this point, I've heard he's a nervous puppy). If only they didn't live in Maine!