As the years went on, Kenai’s family got used to the fact that he wasn’t really into other dogs, and never pushed him to make friends — but when he met a dog in his neighborhood the exact same age as him, everything changed.
Bailey is also an 11-year-old golden retriever, and recently moved in next door to Kenai. When he first met her, his family was shocked at his very friendly, eager reaction, something he’d never shown before when meeting another dog.
“He started sniffing Bailey more than he sniffed other dogs,” Taylor said. “His tail wagged more. He didn't seem to wander off whenever she came around.”