Since we are a 2-dog and 2-person household, it just kind of worked out that we have "His and Her" dogs. I always gravitate towards Miss M, and when we go for family walks, given our Bachelorette history, and E walks Mr. B.
I have never actually taken Mr. B. for a walk by himself.
The other day I wanted to go read in the park. Knowing Miss M wanted to spend her afternoon like this:
I decided Mr. B. would be the perfect companion to take to the park. Although, Miss M. wasn't too happy about this idea. She gave us stinkeye as we were leaving:I didn't realize what a different experience it would be to walk Mr. B. Sure, I walk both dogs together in the morning, but I think there is something about just walking dog that suggests leisure and encourages people to stop and talk to you.
Mr. B. is more of a musclehead, and he attracts a lot of guys. Just on our mile walk to the park, we were stopped by at least 6 different guys. Nearly all of our conversations centered around what a "beast" he is, and how I am "able to walk such a big dog". Mr. B. is also a bit more aloof, and doesn't rush to be petted like Miss M. He was also able to lay nicely at the park without acting like a Bovine.It just seemed like a strange realization that I had never done an activity with Mr. B. on his own. Is it common in most multi-dog households to have favorites? And is having a favorite the only way to be "fair"?