Just had Rafe in for his heartworm check and realized
I had not let you know about him for a long time.
He continues to be himself, just on a larger scale.
He is now taller than Mark, so probably about 28
inches at the withers, and around 74 pounds. We think
he looks a great deal like his dad, especially the
picture on your web site with Omar coming straight at
When we went into the vet clinic, he lost it in the
waiting room—there was another dog on the other side,
and he really wanted to go over and play. They put
him in an exam room, and he was delighted to see the
vet techs—stood up on his back feet, then sat, shook
hands, and kissed them as they removed his blood.
They were impressed—also enjoyed how gently he took
We are working on taking the dumbbell, and his
approach is certainly different—no objections to
taking it, but then he just lets it slide out and fall
on the floor. Usually a little touch under the chin
reminds him, and he is always agreeable about it.
The tennis ball is still the greatest thing in his
world, so we have “bait” when we need it.