I got to wondering what my dogs would be like as people. This is what I came up with.
Ben is a Great Pyrenees and the laziest dog I have ever seen. I think Ben would be a mid-level office worker that spends all his free time watching T.V.
Blue is an Australian Cattle Dog. He would make a wonderful drill sergeant, because he loves barking out orders and telling everyone where they should be going.
Joey is a Labrador/Pyrenees mix. He is hyperactive, stubborn, and goofy. I can picture Joey as an excellent high school P.E. teacher.
Norton is a terrier mix. He may be the smallest dog in our family, but his brothers never mess with him. He has a big attitude. I think Norton would be a successful politician.
Buddy is a Rottweiler/Beagle mix. He is all about fairness. In fact, if Buddy sees one of his brothers being mean to another brother he will jump into action and defend the one being wronged. That’s why I think Buddy would be a social worker.
Gwen and I decided to take Joey, Ben, Buddy, and Blue to the dog park.
All of our dogs are well trained. Joey earned the Canine Good Citizen Certification from the American Kennel Club. Blue is in advanced classes. Ben and Buddy are at the intermediate level.
However, sometimes they act like a pack of wild crazy dogs that have never had a day of training in their lives. Today was one of those days.
- They were involved in several disagreements with the other dogs.
- Joey got into a fight.
- Three of the boys managed to escape the park and create a ruckus by running around and barking at a group of people with their dogs.
Due to their behavior, we had to leave the park early. The boys still managed to have a great time and are rather pleased with themselves.
Oh well, they are cute and we still love them.
Joey is probably 9 or 10 years old. As a young dog, Joey would run for hours. However, that is no longer the case. Joey still runs, plays, and wrestles with his brothers. He just gets tired faster and needs more time to rest.
Joey may be an old dog, but he is still spunky. Like they say, you can’t keep a good dog down.
Joey and Buddy wrestling on the bed
Buddy and his siblings had been abandoned as new born puppies. They were taken to a veterinarian hospital in Mobile, Alabama. The puppies received medical treatment and care until they were old enough to be adopted.
Gwen’s dog T-Bone had recently passed away and she missed having a canine companion. Arrangements were made for Buddy to be transported to Huntsville, Alabama.
Buddy has become a wonderful friend and companion to Gwen. He also gets along great with the other Thaler dogs. Buddy is friendly, caring, energetic, and intelligent. He is a wonderful dog and is loved by everyone.
Today, Buddy turns 3 years old. Of course we had a special doggy birthday cake and all of the dogs got a new toy.
Happy Birthday Buddy
Buddy is one really relaxed dog.
The boys spent the afternoon playing in their puppy pool and chasing each other around the yard. Everyone had a blast.
Ben and Buddy finished the second phase of their beginner training class and now are moving into intermediate level classes. Norton finished phase one of the beginner class and will start phase two next month.