Off to the trail we went, and again he rode well in the truck, no gross vomit or other body liquids/solids to deal with (I hear stories from friends with dogs who DO NOT do well in autos.) Oscar P loved every minute of our two hours in the woods, ESPECIALLY THE CREEK! A true lab--down in any water I would let him into. He never pulled hard, just felt politely firm and focused on moving. A bit of trail running was even more his style, so let it be known right here that THIS DOG IS AN OUTDOOR MASTER! I have no idea if he ever had any prior chances to be out in the sticks, but he sure seemed comfortable. He stopped for sounds in the trees and hillsides (wonderfully curious), and was obedient when he was asked to wait off the trail while other hikers needed to pass. He "held hands" with Blue really well--it's a method I use when I feel that the dog I hike with will attach to (through trust) one of my dogs, as Oscar P did with my dog, Blue.
|Yes we have a baby pool.|
A BONE HOLDER (I made this up!) is a dog that really doesn't want to chew the bone, but it is a symbol of status (til later when the chewing time is right). He will prance around and let others see the bone, maybe lay the bone down in front of him while he naps, etc.
A BONE WARRIOR is a dog that actually defends her bone with some serious barking, growling or even fighting.
BTW, a dog can go back and forth on these bone labels. I have BONE WARS in my house allllll the time! :o)