If you have been following the blog recently, you probably have seen the videos of Honey B and Lucky playing hooky during cleaning to spend some time together. To my recollection, I remember during the introduction process they would play with each other, but when the full integration commenced, I haven’t really seen them together. But lately, with their play sessions while playing hooky, I began to wonder if there was a friendship we were completely glossing over.
Since the day when Anna posted the video of them playing in the front rooms, I began watching them a little more closely. Here is what I have noticed:
- Honey B and Lucky do have some pretty epic play sessions. These play sessions aren’t exclusive to just holding out when caregivers are shifting the group. (I should have noticed this when I posted the video of Honey B literally pulling Lucky into an ongoing play session she was in with Rayne.)
- During conflicts, Honey B has been seeking Lucky out first and foremost for reassurance, which Lucky always gives her. When the conflicts are over, they reconnect and groom (or play).
- During some downtime, they can be found grooming with each other
On the surface, this may seem like an odd pairing. On one hand, there is Honey B. Somewhat social. Not afraid to be scrappy with anybody. Loves to play. On the other hand, there is Lucky. Mostly found by herself. Isn’t too involved during conflicts. And only plays when she feels like it (though as mentioned before, Honey B seems to be her ticket). At the same time, this pairing makes sense in a weird way. There is a meme out there that says, “Introverts don’t make friends. They get adopted by extroverts.” I’m not saying Lucky is fully introverted or that Honey B is fully extroverted, because they’re not. On some level to me though, this seems to be what is happening.
I’m not entirely sure when this budding friendship started, or even if it will last. I am, however, a person who likes to take time to just relish the now and I am all for this friendship pair. They are, in fact, two rockin’ sisters!
Here are some bonus photos!
Annie on Young’s Hill
Foxie in the morning
Gordo during breakfast and lunch
Dora helping herself to some of Honey B’s nightbag (Only Dora is allowed to get away with this!)
Lucky in the Riverview Greenhouse
Jamie on her morning patrol (That is a Troll doll in her hand! She is playing a game of keep away with Foxie)
During their morning patrol, Jamie, Missy, and Burrito would stop to eat the greenest of grass patches
A patch of bamboo beginning to grow in between Young’s Hill and The Bray
Lastly, a pair of unidentified track outside the top of Young’s Hill! We are unsure of who made these tracks, but we suspect maybe a badger?