The big dog is our beloved Basset Beau. Beau is 12 years old and has been slowing down lately. He has had some medical problems and would sleep most of the day. He has even started to make his walks shorter and shorter.
We are in Ohio visiting our son and his family. They have an eight week old puppy, Bella. At first Beau ignored her. But she wouldn't be deterred. She even resorted to biting his tail when he would walk by. She also would run circles around him when he was lumbering along.
Last night Bella finally won. Beau was like a young pup again. OK, maybe pup is too strong a word but he did have a different spring in his step. He chased her around a little and played with her a little bit. It was a great thing to watch. The old man playing with the youngster. So I guess there is something to be said for hanging out with those little whipper snappers. Bella helped Beau find his inner puppy.