Sequoia is great. She is getting along fabulously with Olive, who is very tolerant of her. Sequoia loves following her around and pulling at her legs, and is almost always laying on top of her while they chew faces. Ew, haha. They switch around really nicely during play- both showing their bellies at alternating times.
My other dog, Roxie, is an 11 year old Aussie, and as older Aussies tend to do, she has gotten a bit grumpy. She's not particularly interested in the pup. She will lay with her and occasionally they give each other kisses. Roxie however does not like sharing toys with her. I have seen her growl, and once snap, when Quoia tried to take away a stick she was chewing on. I am also watching a friend's dog, Netty, 5 year old mutt, who doesn't particularly like sharing toys either. The thing is, between the older dogs- Olive, Netty, and Roxie, there is no possessiveness. They know it's not nice. None of them will do anything if the other one takes a toy from them, it's all fair game as far as they're concerned. They are not aggressive dogs at all. I've just taken their grumpiness towards Sequoia as a type of mothering-not allowing her to run amuck. They will all lay together, as I said, and love chasing each other around the yard. It's just that occasionally one will growl at the puppy when she tries to take a toy.
Over the past 3 days, I have noticed several instances where Sequoia will tense up and bark at either Roxie or Netty for coming near her while she is playing with or near a toy. I don't really know what to do about this. I've never encountered it in a puppy before. When I am there and she does it, I pick her up and put her a few feet away, then pay attention to whoever she barked at. This has happened about 3 times. Does anyone know what could have caused this? I really want to nip it in the bud right away.