“They first really started noticing each other around May,” Tessa Llewellyn Holmes, Bailey’s mom, told The Dodo. “It started with some digging, and I noticed they had each dug low enough to touch noses under the fence. They’d also run [along] the fence together when they were both outside. It was playful and fun.”
Shep and Bailey seemed to know from the very beginning that they were destined to be friends — they just hadn’t figured out a way to actually be together face-to-face yet.
“You could tell they wanted to meet,” Holmes said. “Bailey is very athletic and has also learned to jump into my 4-foot-high raised flower bed and peek over the fence at him.”