I got Barbie out of her cage, held and pet her for a couple minutes and set her down on the floor. She seemed to really enjoy the extra space as she calmly hopped around checking everything out. Yup, looks like this will work just fine.
Not being sure if the two had ever been together before, I got Betty out of her cage and held her for a few minutes so she could see Barbie was on the floor. When Barbie hopped to the other side of the area, I placed Betty on the floor. The two looked at each other for a few seconds and continued investigating the area. Yup, looks like this will work just fine.
Seeing that everything was going smoothly, I stepped over the barricade and was about to start working again. Wow, this is going really well. Then they hopped over and began touching noses, checking each other out. I thought that was pretty cute, so I got my phone out to take a picture for Nancy. I looked down for maybe 5 seconds to unlock my phone and turn the camera on. When I looked back up, boy was I surprised!
Barbie suddenly lay flat down on the floor right in front of me. Then it happened. I mean from the time I stepped out, to well, this, it was maybe a minute. Thing were going so well, but then this. I quickly realized, as sweet as she is, Betty isn't a "Betty", she's a "Barney"! And proud of it!
I was so astonished, since I thought they were both girls this whole time, I forgot to take a picture. As I was regaining my composure and futzing with my phone, a flood of of scenarios began running through my head about what 32 days from now might look like. Then they start doing it again!. Bam! This time I am ready. I start rolling video. Barbie is flat as a pancake on her belly, and Betty/Barney is climbing on to give it a second try. Then a third try! Jeepers man! Suddenly I realized the scenarios playing in my head may all come true if I don't do something right now!