The boys fight over US. If one of us comes to the door, they run up to the door. If we open the door, they begin to push and shove to see who gets to be closest to the first pat on the head.
If we're out there with them, they'd push and shove and jockey around for the 'best position', closest to us. Once in a while, a fight breaks out.
We will never risk that again. The boys are no longer allowed to interact, except through glass, or the chain link of the kennel.
They pretty much ignore each other. Sometimes Blue stands on the end of the deck and barks at Charlie in the kennel. Charlie never barks back. He is getting used to the kennel. I keep about 6" thickness of clean straw in the kennel, plus the kennel also has a 3 sided dog house with bedded with straw (no front, just the sides, roof and floor).
The kennel itself has a roof, too. He loves the cushiness of the 'straw bed'. When he has his FREE TIME in the late afternoon, he sometimes puts himself back in the kennel.
The scar you see on Blue's right front leg is JUST ONE of the numerous gashes he had! He has a similarly long scar in his groin, pretty darn close to the ole 'pipeline'!
I knit from 9pm til 3am almost 7 days a week...but I knit on and off at other times, too. But straight through from 9pm til 3am, with no breaks except KH and RAV!
(like now!) The dogs are waiting for me to come back!
Oh, I sleep from 3:01am til 9am!
My DH has the recliner. A recliner doesn't give me enough room to spread out my books, yarns, notes, etc. When I don't have 3 dogs up on the sofa. Most times it's just Katie & Dani. But tonight, Blue beat Dani to the end spot, so she crawled into Katie's spot, so Katie crowded herself down next to my thigh.
I love my dogs. They relax me. And they are very well mannered in the house. They just sleep. They love the heat.
BTW, we give Charlie his turn, too. But just him by himself. He sleeps on the floor by DH. He comes over to kiss me on the sofa, but then goes back over to spread out by DH. After about an hour, he's too hot and wants back outside.
But he gets his 'family love time with us and Katie.