In this last historical post, I thought we’d catch up with David’s major accomplishments so far in his young life. There are four that really stand out, to me anyway. The first is completing his Training Class with flying colors. It’s not just finishing the class that makes the achievement important, it’s the doors that are now open to him because of it. Good dogs get to go fun places and run off-leash.
With their best friend.
Well-behaved dogs get to have their pics taken in funny places.
Smart dogs get to show off their mad skills for the camera.
Well-trained dogs get to play fun games.
“Really… Does this look like fun to you?”-Dave
Dave’s second major accomplishment is winning over the “J-Team” (that’s Jen & Jazzy). They don’t like to admit it, but they’re both smitten with our Baby David.
“I guess he’s not so bad.”-Jazzy
Anybody that knows Jen, knows that she prefers the pointy-eared, quick-witted and sharp-tongued Malinois over any other breed. She loved Wesley, though.
“He was different.”-Jen
Wesley was different, but I don’t think there’s any denying how much she loves David. Or how much he loves her, for that matter.
Seriously? Do you need more proof?
Repeat after me Jen: I AM A SPANIEL LOVER.
“I AM A SPANIEL LOVER”-Jen
There, don’t you feel better?
Dave’s third major accomplishment is filling the position at Free Dog vacated by his Uncle Wesley. This is huge. Not only is he now our official Greeter of new Daycare prospects, but he plays with the Boarders and does rounds in every yard with me at Camp. He’s still a little stand-off-ish with new people, but he Loves dogs, and has made tons of new friends.
I’ve saved the fourth accomplishment for last because, well, if you read last week’s post, you saw Dave’s First Swimming adventure. It wasn’t pretty, and let’s face it, it would’ve been embarrassing going through life with a Springer Spaniel that couldn’t swim. Fortunately, as you can see here, that won’t be a problem.
“Was there ever any doubt?”-Dave