My 11 month-old puppy Otis is fortunate to have a litter mate living here in San Francisco. This afternoon I took Otis around the corner to Douglass Dog Park and as soon as we entered, BOOM, her sister/litter mate Magpie came charging up. I wish I’d had had my phone/camera on the ready because they immediately started celebrating, running precisely side-by-side all over, back and forth across the park, happy, happy pups. Magpie performed amazing lateral jumps directly over Otis while running (one of which you can see in the video). The joy of recognition, reunion and sisterhood!
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