We took Violet and Java to visit Eric's grandmother, and her big, friendly Dalmation/Mastiff mix, Kane.
Violet was offended by Kane's advances, he has a totally different, more rough and tumble/less herding breed-eqsue play style than she does, and she had sort of a debutante being flirted with by a redneck attitude when he tried to initiate play. Java thought he was cool, though, and got in some good old fashioned kid-socialization with Eric's cousin, Cassie. And I got a few cute pictures. Win-win!