Chase came home on Sunday with his roommate, Matt, and they brought Matt's dog, Charlie. Charlie is a bouncy, well-behaved female lab who still has a lot of puppy in her.
She's the closest thing to a canine friend that Buster has ever had. He's never been around many dogs, especially at home in his own territory.
Charlie makes him a little nervous, but she's not a dominating dog, and she is very good about ignoring him, so he gets along with her pretty well.
The last time Matt brought Charlie, Buster hardly dared to step a foot off of the deck into the back yard with her. This time, he adjusted for about a minute, then jumped right in. Charlie tore off and ran circles around the trees like a pro barrel racer, and he trotted back and forth, watching her with his ears and tail perked.
With all the excitement, I'm sure he slept like a rock.
Camera: Canon 40D with on-camera flash, 1/60s, f/4.5 at ISO 400 at about 8:00 p.m.