|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|