Really this is just another Brady story. I took Brady over to Jenny's yesterday so they could get in some good playing time before the rain started today. I called after about an hour and a half and Liz said they were still playing and running and had not even come up to the door to ask to be let in, so I said he could stay as long as she wanted, and she said that was fine and she would call me when they were tired. Hubby and I ended up going to the mall for a while and eventually after we got back Liz called and said they were done and lying on the patio (they had been together for over 4 hours!) So I walked up towards their house and I hear all this crazy barking coming from Liz's backyard. Now in our neighborhood, both my backyard and Liz's backyard backs up to a cow pasture behind a farmer's house. We both have privacy fences but mine is privacy all the way through the back whereas on Liz's she just connected her privacy fence to the farmer's wire fence since it is on their property by a few inches. So Jenny can see the cows every day and what is all back there, but Brady can't see that stuff because of our privacy fence, but he can hear them. So I get into Liz's house and go into the backyard and the farmer's rottie is at the fence on the other side. The three dogs are just standing in each other's faces barking. It sounded almost like a dog fight from the road, but when I got back I could see the Rottie was upset because he wanted in the fence to play and there was no way for him to get there. Now Brady was a little agitated by this Rottie, I could tell because he had this highpitched frustrated bark. I think Brady liked him ok, I just think he was unnerved because he had HIS three girls with him, and he had just spent four hours marking Jenny's yard as his territory and this male Rottie comes in wanting to play. Brady is fine with male dogs, but then again he has never been around another male when he was with Jenny, and that is his girl. I felt bad for the dog because he kept crying when Brady and Jenny would run off and play tug with their stick like he wanted to join in. And you know what happens a lot, Brady stares out the computer room window and growls which is the only window that faces the cow pasture and it is a second story window so he can see everything. I wonder if he can see that dog somewhere. Not to get off the subject of this particular story but you should have seen Brady the first time he saw a horse back in that pasture. It was at Jenny's of course because that is the only way he can see back there. He was at the back of the fence and the horse walked by and he stood alert all of the sudden with his ears tucked back and then he RAN behind me and Liz like a little frightened puppy. This was only a couple of months ago. Of course, now he has seen it many times, so he is ok, but that first time was so funny.