Rigby has a bark!!
A full-fledged, throaty, big-boy dog bark!
This is MONUMENTAL!
We knew he had a voice. He's whimpered, whined, squeaked, and made little yips in his puppy dreams.
But a BARK??
Not once. Not EVER.
But our renter has a six-month-old puppy, Ella, who I think Rigby likes, but sometimes has a hard time having her around. I think it's the whole "this is my space, these are my people" kind of thing.
So, I just let them both in from going to the bathroom and out of nowhere there was a scuffle. A few deep barks and some growling. The workshop is dark so I couldn't actually see what went on very clearly, and I was so stunned I seriously stood there staring blankly at them before I said out loud, "Was that YOU Rigby?"
I know Ella's bark. She's still young and has a higher pitched puppy bark.
Then it happened again! Bark! Bark! Growwwwwl. And a little whine from Ella who was cowering on the floor.
This time I knew. Rigby had barked.
Of course, I immediately called Todd. It was like our baby had said his first word.
But here's the mystery: Why has Riggs never barked before? He's been around far more aggressive dogs and never a peep.
So. It's confirmed. Our baby boy has a bark.
Doesn't that sound like it should be some movie title, like, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, or something?