I am surprised at how easy Gus and Fate are with one another now, at how gentle Fate is with Gus, and how comfortable he is challenging her, grabbing her collar, walking on her head while she sleeps. This is a true dog friendship, and it is both fascinating and fun to see it evolve. Today's back-and-forth battle over the little red ball was a classic.
It began with Fate walking back and forth in front of Gus, taunting him, challenging him. He took the bait, and rushed right up to Fate and snatched the ball right out of his mouth. After that, the gloves came off. Come and see. This seems to be very good for Fate, something she very much needed.