It just so happens that these two come from the same family, but they each deserve the Good Dog title all on their own individual merits. They are Gracie, the graceful greyhound, and Scout, her irrepressible young sidekick of a Border Terrier. I am delighted to say that these two have been coming to me for quite awhile now, ever since Scout was a puppy and first getting to know Gracie, her elder. As is the case with most terriers, even the sensible Borders, Scout faces most new experiences head-on, with a Katie-Bar-the-Door attitude, fun clenched firmly in her teeth and all four burners on high. Imagine all that in a puppy body. Gracie, on the other hand, tends to take a more conservative approach; no sense rushing headlong into things, better to recline on the sofa and consider all options, perhaps after a nap. Needless to say, water met oil when they first began their life together. Scout just could NOT understand why she could not spend most of her time climbing Gracie’s face, rushing in front of her wherever poor Gracie tried to go, and constantly pestering “Whatdoya wanna do now? HuhHuhHuh HUH?” Gracie, ever the class act, just could not bring herself to tell this youngster to bugger off! So around they went, the odd couple…At this point, they happened to come to me to board for the first time. Their people explained their concerns about the scenario, fearing Gracie might either one day snap, literally, or just pack her bags and head back to the track. I assured them I would monitor things. As it developed, I didn’t have to monitor much. Once they got here, however hospitable I tried to be, still it was foreign turf for both of them. They didn’t really know anybody here, and although I seemed nice, I wasn’t their MomandDad. The consequence was they took comfort in each other. They stuck closely together, always pleasant to others, but ever drawing support and assurance from each other. Scout didn’t pester Gracie, she checked in with her, and Gracie didn’t try to avoid Scout, she sought her out. They attained a particular bond when they discovered a mutual passion, digging. Scout would start the hole, and when it got deeper than her pretty puppy head, Gracie would take over. Dirt flew, and they both would have dazed grins on their soil besmirched mugs. Ah, heaven. From that point on, they have been best of buds. It is a highlight of my boarding schedule when Scout and Gracie come through the gates. Scout is everything a Good Little Terrier girl should be, and Gracie is so amazing I find myself searching Greyhound rescue sites…Because they epitomize for me good dog sisters, I bestow June’s Good Dog award on these two sweethearts.