The two of them are very mismatched.
He is a medium sized (according to Ry) dog of questionable ancestory. Traveling coyote I'd say, caught his mama by surprise or maybe she was into strangers. At any rate, when we went to Espanola, in northern New Mexico, home of the Our Lady of Guadalupe low riders, to get him at the rescue center, he was a mess. I asked my daughter if she really thought she had the resources to handle a puppy with mange and vitamin deficiency and he was fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly. Poor little critter. I think she thought she would be the only one to take him, and she may have been right. She nursed him back to health, sorta but South Carolina sure did not agree with him. He was skinny and the mange damaged spots were showing through his coat and he was very listless when they all got here this last summer. He was worse for wear. But it only took him a little while to get into the groove as far as being a spoiled rotten poochie in my house. He eats like a champion now and has gained some weight and his coat is shiney and he's a happy dog. He weighs not even a third what she does at 150 pounds. (pssssst, you didn't hear this from me but he kinda has become my buddy, shhhhhhh, don't tell his Mom, she will be so jealous)
Did I mention Odin also has seizures??? Yeah, lucky me. But really it is good because he alerts to her when she is going to have a spell and is very concerned for her and lays down next to her as she is seizing. He a sweet, pretty, fugly dog now and loves his big girl friend and the rest of us too.
When they do play, she sticks his whole head in her mouth. Slimey, drooly mess, he retaliates by nipping her feet and then the stupidity ensues. I love to watch animals enjoy each other. On the other hand I also like watching Odin torture the beast that is named Sunny Bunny Boo Boo Head. He is a traitorous ginger tabby manx mess who has decided that since he is the only cat in the house, he will choose who he will attend to and the rest of us fools can bugger off. He chose GK. He loves him some GK and if she is not available to fulfill his quotient of loving he will chase Shelley down, if that fails well there's alway me. But trust me, I am last on his short list. But when Odin chases him.....I love it too many. Hey maybe that's why the cat ignores me cuz I enjoy his frustration. Nah, he's just a cat.
Can you see the love in his eyes.......not?