Saturday, April 2, 2011

Siblings on Saturday

By now, most of you know that Thunder and Ciara are half-brother and half-sister, sharing the same father. And so it is not unusual for us to find them together like this a lot.

But in our home, all canine residents are considered siblings. So today we thought we would show you the interaction between another set of siblings.

Phantom has always tolerated Ciara, but he has always kept her at bay as far as closeness goes. You also know that Ciara is very strong-willed and likes to get her way. It has taken a while but as you can see below, she has succeeded in winning over Phantom.

Phantom: I am keeping my eye on you. You stay on your blanket and I will be right here on the floor.

Ciara: You can't fool me, Phantom, I can feel your toesies touching my toesies. And part of you is on my blanket.

Phantom: Stop looking at me, Pest. This one is MY blanket.

Ciara: Are you sure it is your blanket, Phantom? What is that saying about possession being 9/10ths of the law. Seems to me I am possessing a bit more of it than you. Does that mean you are trying to get closer to me?

The Compromise

Phantom: Half on, half off, just don't look at me.

Ciara: Don't worry, I still have my other brother:)

Ciara: So there, Phantom.


Tucker the Harlequin Great Dane from Maine is having a contest- Dogya!!! Here is Thunder's entry.

The Downward Facing Dog
Adhomukha Svanasana

The downward yoga pose is named as such as it resembles the shape of a Dog stretching itself out. This pose helps to strengthen, stretch and reduce stiffness in the legs while strengthening and shaping the upper body.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Cyber-sibes said...

Awww, we knew Ciara would eventually win Phantom over! She is just too cute and cuddly to resist! Seeing is believing - and we saw those feety-feets touching!
Good luck with your doga pose - woo show splendid form!

jack & moo

scotsmad said...

The Cyber-sibes took our what they said, from us, too.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Ludo van Doggy said...

Great Dogya entry!
I knew you'd win him over Ciara, just a few inches mroe and you'll be downright snuggling!
~lickies, Ludo

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi guys, we can see Ciara has lots of charm!
We have to compromise in this house too - Bailey is not the cuddly snuggly type and likes her own space - she really is not into sharing!
Thanks for stopping by - we are missing all of our blogging buddies and trying to stop by now and again.
We may do the odd update in the future blogwise but for now are enjoying this 'no pressure' style of blogging!
Take care

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

I saw it coming, I did!! Ciara is too adorable for any pup to resist! Go ahead and deny it, Phantom, but you won't be able to fight her charm for long! Hehehe.

Great dogya entry, Thunder! Very niceee.


The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

Ben and Pip are half siblings as well, as they have the same mum - but the don't get on as well as Thunder and Ciara!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Girls SOOOOOO know how to woo and win the boyz!

As fur TD's entry: INKHREDIBLE!


Mango said...

Yup, a respectful distance. That is how little Dex is with Mango. They like each other, but not total snuggle buddies.

Mango Momma

Channon said...

Sis used to do that with Mugsy - our now-departed very alpha male Jack Russell. She'd somehow know whether it was a time to just strut her puppy self up and snuggle or whether she needed to ease into it, inch by inch...

Gus said...

Downward Facing dog is one of our favorites too. I also do a pretty good Three Legged Dog! And me and Teka share things, sometimes, but not without some nipped ears for me.

We still don't know how that white carpet manages to look so good, but thank you for the tips.


(do you know how hoomiliated the muzzer is for missing the last post....hahah)

Reilly / Bree said...

Ciara and Phantom seem to get along a bit like myself and "IT" to be tolerated - especially at a distance. But you guys still look so cute trying NOT to share the blanket.

The Thundering Herd said...

Aloof can be fun, too, Phantom - Queen Natasha.

Sagira said...

How sweet. Phantom is to cute. He sounds a lot like Starr. He will not admit he really likes the younger one in the house. :)

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Progress. That's the main thing. To tell the truth, Franklin and I don't really snuggle either. We love each other, even though he is something of a pest sometimes, too, but we save our snuggles for the peoples. It's just the way we are. We to share licks sometimes, however.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I have learned this semester in Property that the law allows someone to claim ownership of something if they openly possess it and the true owner doesn't put a stop to it. It looks to me like Ciara is making a play at all the blankets in the house!

I try to make sure that I am always with Mom, preferably touching her, so that Steve can't make a claim of ownership over her.


Frankie Furter said...

FANGtastic Dawga pose. A Winner fur sure!!!

I like the Slow Sneaky approach too. Nice work on gettin up close and PAWsonal. hehehe

Tanuki Maxx said...

Ah...Very nice!!!

That's my favourite Doga pose too Thunder!!


Sam said...

Too cute! Sometimes with Sam and Monty we just accept that both in the same room is a bonding moment...


Lacy said...

woofs, how cood Phantom, resist u Ciara...u iz to cute...and i love the will has to check into it..

b safe,

Asta said...

Thundew, you do that downwawd doggie so much bettew than any hooman, hehehe
Ciawa, I'm glad that all of you know the meaning of compwomise..
smoochie kisses

houndstooth said...

Ciara, I see you're winning him over! I admire your persistence and moxie! You have the true princess spirit in your veins. Plus, I have a feeling that both of your big brothers adore you!


Snowie Baby said...

this is a really funny post seeing how ciara and phamtom interact. its cute!
and i love thunder's stretching photo! i cant do that!

Kari in WeHo said...

She'll be snuggling next to him in no time!


BeadedTail said...

Ciara, you're just too cute to not have won Phantom over! All three of you are such sweet SIBElings!

FiveSibesMom said...

Ciara can win over anyone's heart! Love the compromise!
Great dog-ya pose! Happy Saturday!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Good luck in the contest, Thunder.

Compromise is good, but they're wasting a lot of good blanket space. :)

Oskar said...

I love their compromise! Great Dogya pose.

Nubbin wiggles,

Thor said...

Ciara is so cute! Good luck with your dogya pose!

Thor and Jack

Sue said...

Here Tsar is the only one that gets to have his space. The others respect it or he makes cat noises and hisses at them. As for everyone else they use each other as pillows. It's like a puppy pile.

Lorenza said...

It was a matter of time, right?
Sure is pawesome to share the blankie!
Aaaaand pawesome doga position!
Happy Saturday!
Kisses and hugs

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Little sisters can be such pests but ya know what happens when somebody trys to hurt them. Big brothers watch out for them and I'm sure Phamtom loves Ciara.

Love the dogya pose!!


Au and Target said...

Ciara you are making your way right into Phantom's heart! Clever moves, there darling.

Mr. Pip said...

Oh brother, my mom is squealing again! Your downward doggie is perfect. My mom does some yoga, but your form is much better.

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

Oh Ciara I dnew that you would eventually get under Phantom's skin!

You go girl!

I just love your Doga pose!

woo woos, Tessa

KB said...

A long time ago, we had a pair of littermates who we adopted at the same time. It was uncanny how they mirrored each other, like Thunder and Ciara do. We've never had another pair of dogs who were such complete soulmates as those two were.

I love the series with Ciara and Phantom. I do think that Phantom is starting to like her, just a tiny bit!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We love watching another family going through this beautiful period of adjustment and acceptance! Give us hope and makes us smile at the persistence of love. Thanks.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

That so reminded us of Arty and Scylla when Arty first came to live here. And now it reminds of us Arty and .............Fenris. She is perfectly willing to lay next to him as long as he is STILL.

Mrs. JP said...

Ciara knows that it's all about small victories. I love the touching toesies picture!
We're all siblings here in the holler too! Have a great week.

Tucker said...

Oh I likes that pose. I usually follow it up with a big toot!

woof - Tucker

Kitty+Coco said...

I just LOVE these pics. So true of siblings with the ol' "here is the line", while the line is most assuradly wider on one side. Looks like Ms. Sassy is gaining momentum!

Coco (also the annoying younger sis)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Awwwww...I always knowed dat you luved each odder.....jus like I luv my brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie)....oops...did I jus say dat? Hmmmm.

Honey the Great Dane said...

You show him, Ciara! You know us girls always win in the end! *wink*

Honey the Great Dane