Most of the photos I have posted show our Golden Girls in calm states. This is not always the case. These girls have a wrestling match at least once a day. The match usually begins with one or the other picking up a blue tug toy and shoving it into the other dog's face. Often they will pull the toy for a while. At other times they will go straight to the main event.
We are fortunate enough to have a very large den with heavy furniture. This is where the wrestling matches take place. (They know this behavior is not allowed elsewhere in the house.)
No one has ever been injured during the bouts, although Ellie routinely ends up with wet ears. We do not referee the matches. The game belongs to the dogs. They will twist and turn, jump on one another and become a tangled Golden mess.
The wrestling match will end as suddenly as it began. By some signal not recognized by humans they abruptly stop and life goes on as usual.
And now, the contestants! Ellie, at 64 pounds is wearing the blue collar. Lucy at 65 pounds is wearing the red collar. Let the fun begin!