Going Home

July 21st. The big day.

He was just wait­ing for us to come for him.

yup, it's me.

Just Wait­ing for You to Say the Word

There was some play time. All the young­sters get­ting in on it. There’s a pile of chew toys under there some­where.

all those puppy butts!

Pup­py Play­time

Susan showed us a lit­tle of what the boy could do. Here he’s start­ing a Down.

um, it's going to where?

Down, Fol­low­ing a Treat

He sits so very hard. As if sheer deter­mi­na­tion will get big­ger, bet­ter cook­ies.

i'm sitting, i'm sitting, i'm sitting

Extras?

It was a long ride home. Giz­mo gets car sick. He’s a pret­ty good sport about it, but it’s not how he likes to spend the day.

Once home he had a good run around the work yard and got some treats.

really? aren't all four paws supposed to be on the ground?

Gim­me, Gim­me, Gim­me

Met the old dog.

hey, what's that big floppy thing you brought home?

Meet­ing Dee-Dee

Posed for a nice por­trait. My Two Dudes

handsome!

Jim and Giz­mo

Had a real­ly wild run from the barn to the rock wall and back and forth chas­ing Jim.

exrecise

Run­ning Laps

He can real­ly get the ears and lips and tongue fly­ing.

::snork::

Def­i­nite­ly Some Sort of UFO

Then got to wade in the buck­et.

splash

Buck­ets are for Wad­ing…

drink it? nu huh.

Right? Oh, Drink­ing…

That wet dog look is one that we’re get­ting used to.

i wanted to be a water dog

All Wet

This isn’t going to be quite as cute in Jan­u­ary. No, he isn’t going to give up play­ing in the buck­ets just because it’s 30 degrees out­side instead of 90.

ahhhh

Relax-Mode

At the end of the day — at the end of almost every day. He smiles.

and I like your tile

Hap­py Pup­py Smiles