The Education of Alice


It’s been two weeks since we got Alice, our second Samoyed puppy, and she and Jamie are already bonded like siblings. They play together constantly.

One of the fun things to watch is the process of Alice learning things from Jamie that he once had to figure out on his own. She’s growing up much faster than he did, because she has a teacher who speaks her language, and he’s a great combination of role model, coach, and cheerleader. Just last night, for example, when Alice was hesitating to walk up the stairs to our bedroom (which are steeper than the front steps she knows well now), Jamie ran down to her and pulled on her leg, then sprinted back to the top of the steps and barked while she climbed to the top. He does things like that all day long.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from their first two weeks together …

Jamie & Alice Alice meeting Fish two-headed puppy Beacon Hill light rail station the chase up the stairs incoming lunch time on the trail mud puppies goofball Alice watching Jamie & Ike dance Marine View Park


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