If you ignore the fact that he will steal any available food (from the counter, a table... your hand).
|He is staring at the food on the table, willing his tether to malfunction.|
If you pretend like he doesn't have a farting problem (even when he eats foods he's not allergic to, and takes his enzyme/probiotic supplement regularly).
If you pretend he's ever had a reliable recall in his life! (I mean, he's always been reliable in not coming, so that's still reliable, right? I usually just tell people he's deaf, which he is, but that has no bearing on his lack of recall. He is better about keeping me in sight now that he's gone deaf though.)
|That is Beck's nose. Holy hell do I still miss that Grey.|
He has a delightful demeanor.
He shares incredibly well.
He adapts to major changes (like moving to the middle of the ghetto) with ease.
And lets not forget that even at 14 years young, he still has a sense of adventure!
He's really just an awesome dog. In that inexplicably awesome kind of way.
I'm thankful he came into my life as a flea ridden, worm infested puppy from a stereotypical backyard breeder. He's got some nice genetics in his ancestry that made him the dog he is, and that is a very good boy.