I thought it was time for an update on Duckey…
Well, this is one comical dog. What a personality. Everything he does is funny!! Catching bugs, running in the yard, lounging on the pool cover….he is just funny.
The pool turned out not to be a great experience for him. I told you that he lays on the elephant cover and it sinks down about a foot and he lolls around in the water…..well, when we took the cover off in the summer he was confused. He stepped into the pool in the deep end and sunk like a rock. He came up swimming and we guided him to the stairs, but he wouldn’t go near it for the rest of the summer. I ended up getting a kiddie pool for him and he would lay in that. It was easy to dump the water out so it worked out well.
We have new neighbors with a female chocolate lab, Misha, and they get along great. Haven’t seen too much of them since they’re back and forth trying to sell their condo and the dog goes to day-care, but once they get settled Duckey will have dog companionship on the weekends. He’ll be able to work off some extra energy (hopefully). We walk him on a semi- regular basis but more often we throw the stick for him and he races around the yard. I take him for his daily ride in the car, his favorite thing in the world. Even if I don’t go any where, I’ll just drive around for 15 minutes. He loves the car.
The strangest thing….he really seems afraid of small kids and barks and runs away from my two small nephews, and friend’s kids, but I had company one day and a friend has a 3 year old Autistic son and Duckey was fine with him.. He let him pat him and was very calm around him……dogs are something, aren’t they?
He is such a fun dog and he gets loads of attention and is very happy. So far, he’s been very healthy, only one small infection in his ear that we cleared up quickly, though I don’t know how he doesn’t break legs the way he races around. He loves to help me with housework, he follows me everywhere and when I sort laundry he lays right in the middle and chews on socks.
All in all, a wonderful dog and we love him.