Today was cold and windy. It made for a hard time with
the dogs because we just wanted to be near the woodstove.
We observe dogs everyday all day yet we rarely sit back and
watch for the little things. Today we watched as
Fenway started coming into his own. We've known Fenway
since birth. He's Clem and Gracie's baby, brother to
Hunter and Ahsoka and dog we have been involved with
throughout his 1 year of life. Today I watched as
Fenway would mess with Clem and Jessie - our two older
studs. It's like watching your son pick a fight with a
bully. In one sense you want to warn him and protect
him but on the other hand you feel proud of his bravery.
For the last 6 months we've been working with Fenway trying
to help him be a strong and proud Golden Retriever.
Ideally Fenway would be 5th in line in our dogs. An
enforcer. Clem, Nalla, Jessie, Jewel then Fenway and
Ahsoka together enforcing the rules of the barn. It's
so fun having young males around. A welcome relief
from the usual group of 11 females and 1 male.