Monday, 15 June 2009
The loveable rogue
Since becoming the latest addition to the family Zeus has been to watch me playing rugby (see above image laying down in the grass - although most of the spectators were more preoccupied with Zeus than the goings on of the match). He was a bit feisty this day though as he was feeling particularly bitey. Fortunately, he's calmed down considerably since getting his proper set of little gnashers.
He's been with us from 8 weeks old and has now hit the lofty heights of 21 weeks. He may be the new kid on the block, but he's certainly let all the other kids know he's around. He's been roughing up a boxer puppy who really didn't know what to make of this hyperactive young pup. He's been playing with a couple of chocolate coloured labrador puppies too, but he doesn't shirk away from the more mature dogs either. I think most of them would prefer to meet him from 2 years old onwards, since he can be a bit much when he is feeling playful. He is a good natured dog however, and my experience of other collies tells me that he's going to be a great one. Always playful, always alert (apart from when just waking up from a snooze), always wanting to please, Zeus is a wonderful young and playful boy.