Sunday Dog Date

Luke and I got to see one of our favorite faces today.

Minnie the husky mix

Still enchanting.

Former foster dog Minnie and her mom Holly met us for fresh-squeezed juice and a pumpkin spice latte (for the people) on the dog-friendly patio of Coffee Girl’s Cafe

Located next door to Remedy, Coffee Girls is another favorite spot in my Waldo neighborhood to chill over tasty food and beverages.

I should have photographed the herbs growing out of mason jars on the inside tables.

But I was too giddy overseeing the reunion of lovebugs Luke and Minnie.

Luke and Minnie reunion

Street watchers.

The sweet little husky mix with one blue eye started singing as soon as she saw Luke and me round the corner. She seemed equally excited to see both of us after the past few months apart. She also seems very bonded to her mama, which makes me happy.

Between Luke and Minnie, the emotion was so high that Holly and I actually had to walk the dogs around the block to calm down before we settled into our table.

We didn’t want the amorous golden retriever and his sassy lady to disturb the other diners too much.

There were kisses, high pitched whines, kisses, happy jumping, kisses, yips and more kisses. Minnie gave Luke lots of licks across his nose and forehead. He seemed to enjoy that.

Back at the cafe, they eventually acted like they’d never been separated and were satisfied to observe the world while laying quietly and close to each other.

Minnie the husky mix sniffs the air and smiles.

Best. Smile. Ever.

After brunch we took the dogs to a nearby swath of unused property where they could run around off-leash like they did before Minnie moved out.

It was awesome – and interaction that these two dogs, who are able to play nice with each other, really need.

Luke and Minnie might not live together anymore, but they are still in love.

They insist on more dates. Soon!

Does your dog have a boyfriend or girlfriend that does not live with you?

About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on September 16, 2012, in Dogs, Dogtography, Fostering, Luke, Minnie and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. As a kid our Sheltie, Sammy had a girlfriend who lived next door. She was a large sheepdog named Fozzy, and the two immediately fell for each other. She would escape her yard and run over to our front door. Sammy would alert us that his lady friend was on the porch and they were ready to be let out. It was the sweetest little love affair.

  2. Aw, that is so sweet! Unfortunately Boomer and Dottie don’t have other dogs they are attached to like that but I think they secretly hate to be apart from one another, even though they would never admit it.

    • Scooby and Luke might have a similar situation going on. When they last went to Kennel Creek Pet Resort together, the staff reported that Luke insisted on going to small dog playgroup with Scooby and during that time they were inseparable and uninterested in the other dogs! However, at home, they don’t seem to care about each other.

  3. How nice that you finally got to see Minnie again. Was hoping that you would. Sounds like you’ll have to do that regularly now! Add it to your already over-grown to do list 🙂

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