Duke, as anyone who visits this blog knows, is quite a dawg. Someone asked me the other day how old he was, and was quite surprised when I replied that he is six. The friend commented that Duke still looks and acts like a happy puppy!
We tend to agree, because he IS a wonderful pet. He's definitely a "people dog" - and he just won't stay in a room by himself, either. He still loves to play, whether it is a game of tug of war (and I usually lose because that dawg is strong!), or fetch (but he still doesn't want to give me his toy--he likes to drop it about an inch out of my reach, and grabs it just before I can reach it!). If I am in the home office, he comes in there and relaxes while I am on the computer; if in the living room, he relaxes on the couch; and most of all, if we are in the kitchen, THAT is his favorite room in the house and he immediately trots in there, hoping for a morsel of people food.
I always say that he is 200% doxie, too. He has all of the breed's best traits (loving, comical, loyal, intelligent, playful), as well as a couple of those that humans don't seem to enjoy (stubbornness, loud bark). We don't care, however. He's quite a force to be reckoned with, you know!
|As a young puppy, just a few months of age|
|"Big" dog now - pic taken this week|