So I spent a week dogsitting for Austin (8!) over Christmas break. And even though I was sick for pretty much the entire time, I still had a blast. (I was mostly recovered the last couple of days, as you’ll see.)
You’d never know Austin was 8. He spent a fair bit of time resting while I was there, but probably less in total than I did. And he managed well over seven miles in one day, including a five mile hike that went up and down a bunch of hills and ultimately up to the top of Tank Hill. And as soon as we got to the top, he immediately decided that leaping around and playing tug-of-war with his leash was high on his agenda. I was winded. Him? Not so much. Nor was he at all fazed the next day.
Oh, did I mention he’s really well trained? When you tell him to heel he mostly actually pays attention and walks next to you and if he gets distracted it’s usually only for a second or two?
In short: Austin is Awesome!
Austin is a beautiful boy!! You were one lucky puppy sitter ;-}!
I know! Especially lucky to have him to nurse me back to health.
What a great dog ambassador! p.s. Your video worked well.
Isn’t he just? And yeah, the video isn’t bad. What I really wanted was something similar, except full-sized, and a still until you moved your mouse over it when it animated. I’ve figured out how to do it, but not how to do it without it taking an hour per picture.