Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The McKinley Pack: Conference Time


You've been sent to bed, Porter.


The time had come to discuss the pup’s place in the pack.  

There was no avoiding the intrusion this Benjamin had created in a once-serene den.  Toys once available to Porter and Scrumpy were now “No, put that down!” and then “Go to bed!” where the gate would be closed and they would look through the bars at the crawling Benjamin.

See this?  It's mine, you can't have it!
Yes, it was time.

Porter was the dominant canine of the two and it was decided that he would handle negotiations. 

The Alpha female presented the time and place.  With anticipation, Porter climbed into the box.

Leave us alone for minute, will you?  The kid and me have somethin' to discuss.

Ideas were shared, thoughts exchanged, and a mutual appreciation of the other rapidly developed.  However, despite clearly expressed questions, the answer was simple.

You may think you know who is in charge...but, it's me!  I'm calling the shots in this pack...

Benjamin was staying.  In fact, Benjamin would eventually surpass his pack mates, and join the Alphas. 

Live with it, Porter, had been the parting sentiment.

Alpha Female Mary with members of the pack

24 comments:

  1. haha hoping to ship him off to nanny

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    1. No nanny is living in that house! A Grammy/Grandma might visit...

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  2. It's pretty obvious who's in charge.....beautiful 'pack' photo.

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    1. Oh, Benjamin loves those dogs. When the dogs are wrestling & playing, Benjamin crawls to them, mouth open and doing his best baby growl.

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  3. Aww, what sweet photos. Poor Porter, babies do kind of make a mess of things, don't they? :D

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  4. Good photography. I can see Porter's dilemma. Cody looks so sad at times, since the cat joined our family.

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    1. Siblings of all sorts create change in any pack.

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    1. My daughter keeps me supplied via something called "Smug Eye"? I can see a pic and a video within minutes of the take. Amazing!

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  6. That first picture of Porter is priceless. But I know he has accepted the changes already. A great pack, for sure.

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    1. Porter has the most expressive eyes. Scrumpy is a terrier something. Benjamin loves Scrumpy the most, I think, because Scrumpy lets him get close.

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  7. Awwwwh! You've got some great pictures there!

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    1. When the parents have a great camera on hand, great photos happen!

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  8. Great story, great photos - and a great looking pack.

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  9. Not getting all the attention, poor guys

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    1. No, life has changed in the past year. They are still loved and given great care. But Benjamin definitely is higher up.

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  10. I smiled through this post. Babies and animals, perfect together!

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    1. They steal any scene in which they participate.

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  11. I feel Porter's pain. With every new addition here, poor Aldo slips quietly further to the rear.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!