After class this afternoon I went to pick up the
boychiks from boarding, and had a very nice surprise.
The young vet on duty (he has not treated any of my
animals as yet) came out to say what nice dogs I have

 Then he continued talking about Rafe:

great temperament, good structure, no instability,
easy to get him to do things, etc.  And he really
liked your description of Rafe as a “golden in a
shepherd suit.”