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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Random Cuteness in Size Large

Wink wink - Hi cutie pie!

The above is one of several shots of Helmut that I took a few days ago, and you can see a few more of them over here.

We have a big metal table on wheels in the yard. I was resting my elbows on it to steady the camera and get some doggy pics. Helmut adds to that by going up to the table and putting HIS elbows up there too so he can peer into my lenses and see what I'm doing! Above is one of the faces he made when I told him he was being silly. :) And yep, my camera lens ended up with a noseprint from him.

For Cuteness in Size Small (but that will change!)
Head on over to Marlene's place. She's got some of the cutest new faces on her blog!

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 12/16/2007 10:15:00 AM | Permanent link | (4) Comments

Blogger cissy sent us a woof // December 16, 2007

Wow, Janice, what a beauty he is! Does he have potential as a service dog?   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // December 16, 2007

Cissy,

Temperamentally he does have SD potential if he doesn't have to bear weight or pull a wc. He could help steady an ambulatory person in daily activities as a mobility dog - for someone who is not overly frail.

However, I would not place him as an SD. He has some structural weaknesses that makes him pet quality (good for the home and yard). My feeling with a dog this large is that the structure should be better for an SD candidate in order to ensure longevity under the demands of SD work. But certainly he could help his owner in an informal capacity.

He actually does stick by my walker very nicely. He's a bit more cloying than my girls. But he's still a puppy and Doofus is his middle name. :)

He is pretty solid and fairly athletic right now. He will very likely not be a handful because so far as I have seen him, he is bold and sensible. (but still, sometimes a doofus)

As you know, there are a lot of ingredients needed for making good SD with working longevity. I miss my Aslan so MUCH. :(   

Anonymous Brandi sent us a woof // December 20, 2007

What a great picture of Helmut. I just love that wink! Mine do that too sometimes. That picture is priceless!   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // December 20, 2007

Thanks Brandi!
This boy is a character and such a goofy dog. :)   

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