We’re all aware that dogs develop strong bonds with one another and want to play whenever they get the chance. This is often done at the local park during their daily afternoon walk or in the garden with their siblings.
But have you ever heard of a dog actually being encouraged to mount his own garden wall, so he could say hi to his buddies next door?
That’s what happened to chocolate lab Giuseppe when he moved next door to two adorable Great Danes, Vito, and Bambino.
Vito and Bambino are two of the friendliest dogs you could ever hope to meet, and their somewhat domineering size belies their incredibly soft nature! In fact, they use their stature as an opportunity to peer over the fence and greet their neighbors.
When Giuseppe moved in, the Great Danes could smell their new neighbor and wanted to introduce themselves with all of the charms of their personalities. While they were able to stand on their hind legs and greet Giuseppe, the poor chocolate lab had his work cut out when trying to reciprocate by returning the greeting.
Vito and Bambino’s owner, Afton Tarin, told The Dodo:
“He (Giuseppe) tried many times to jump up and get a good whiff of his big doggy friends whenever we’re all outside.”
That’s when Giuseppe’s owners had the idea to place a step stool at the wall to see if Giuseppe would use it as an opportunity to see over the wall and greet his pals. Not wanting to miss the opportunity, Giuseppe immediately hopped onto the stool and looked over the wall for the first time.
As soon as he was up on his hind legs, his owner, Carnes, grabbed his phone and sent a picture to his neighbor. Within minutes, Vito and Bambino were out in the garden greeting their pal face-to-face for the first time over the wall. After receiving the photo, Afton said:
“My initial reaction was to bust up laughing. Seeing his little feet fully extended and his tail all blurred out from wagging too fast, I couldn’t help it. So stinkin’ cute. It definitely gives you that feel-good feeling.”
The great news is that Giuseppe doesn’t need to rely on the stool alone for contact with his big pals. The three dogs have become such good friends that they regularly take walks together and play outside in the park when they’re out and about.
There’s little doubt that the way in which Giuseppe was introduced to his best friends next door was an ingenious little solution, and it’s so adorable to know that it spawned a beautiful friendship between the three!
I wonder if Giuseppe will ever learn how to shimmy himself up the wall and invite himself into Vito and Bambino’s garden for a spontaneous playdate any time soon!