After all these years, I don’t think I can say that the Bows have bonded deeply to each other. But they do watch out for one another. As part of their membership in the inner circle, they’ve learned to give each other secret handshakes.

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If they stray out of sight for a little longer than usual, the Bows will check in upon reunion. Sweet exchanges: a quick burrow into an ear, a brief nuzzle to the cheek.

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Bowpi readily gets up close and personal with strange dogs, while Bowdu only permits such gestures in the most familiar company. Bonded or not, I’m proud of how far the relationship between these two has come.