Big Dog Blogging
I remembered promising updates on my two pups.
This is Katie,
just over a year old. She doesn't have any instinct or desire to go bird hunting. She does love to swim, and she is a total sweetheart. She wants to have physical contact with a human being every minute of every day. If she can't have that she wants to at least have us in sight.
And then, there's Gus. . .my niece calls him "Gus-Gus" after the mouse in Disney's "Cinderella." He is a hoot and a half. He's already gone through basic field training with a professional. I didn't do any dove hunting this year, I just went out with Gus and we worked on having him pay attention to me in the middle of all that noise and confusion. He did great.
His favorite thing in the world is to launch off the diving board into the pool to chase a toy. He's fearless.
No matter what else though, they have that Golden Retriever temperment. Sweet, affectionate and very polite.