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What is Lizzie doing to suggest she's wanting nothing to do with Bubba?
It may be time to separate Bubba and Lizzie. As much as she may enjoy the prospect of having a playmate, Bubba's energy level is much higher than her own and he's likely worn her out. I would separate them for the next 2 days, giving Lizzie ample time to sleep and recover from their play time so far. Come Wednesday, allow them back together again and see if the same behaviors are observed by Lizzie. If they are, I would schedule an exam for her and talk to your vet about her behavior. If she is not already on a glucosamine supplement for her hips, now would be a good time to start so she can keep up with Bubba in the future. Canine-safe NSAIDs may also help if she has developed arthritis over the years and is not on anything yet. The playtime with Bubba may well have caused some tenderness in her aging body.
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