Truman's pet sitter has a new dog -- her name is Princie, she's around seven, and is a Chihuahua mix of unknown pedigree but with possibly some Miniature Pinscher. Last Friday evening they had an introductory meeting.
Tru's initial reaction when Princie turned up was to growl -- after all, Dog End is his territory. So we got them away from the house for a short walk, and then brought them back to the yard to roam around together. After they got used to each other, they came inside for more socializing.
Princie was very playful, while Truman was his usual reserved self, but eventually he engaged in a few short bouts of play-bowing and scampering.
Today the sitter will bring Princie along for the lunch-time visit. I've instructed Truman to behave like a gentleman with his new girlfriend, and I will be awaiting a report. He enjoyed hanging out with the sitter's previous dog Pepe, but Pepe was quite old and slow and not playful, so this could be quite a different experience.
I suspect once he gets used to the idea, he will manage to have a good time!