GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!!!
Hello there to all my friends across the world!
I have to admit....I am entranced by my five month old pup:
As he gets older I am sometimes caught off guard and I am stopped in my tracks.
It is in that moment that I become rivetted in fascination as I absorb the similarities between him and my "Angel Maxdog"!
It is quite uncanny and it leaves me with goosebumps up my arms and along my entire spine. It also feels quite mystical at times - almost as if Max has returned and given his special 'sprinkle' of spirit in Toby. My household is alive with canine happiness again.
Please bear with me as I draw some comparisons:
I know that Toby and Max's lineage is very close (Maxdog's mother is Toby's GG Grandmother), but one would think that their differences would be vast. In 'looks' however, they have so much in common. I have created these few collages for you to examine and either agree/disagree with me:
Toby however, is a unique spirit and he has traits which are quite specific to him. His face and his temperament is 'softer' and calmer than Max's. His little trait of whimpering profusely when he retrieves something for me is most endearing. He is a lot more playful than Max and gets up to much more mischief than his predecessor.
But in other ways, they share some traits:
Like Maxdog, Toby is a keen learner and loves being taught tricks and various commands. He also barks profusely in welcome when I arrive home. He also demolishes the contents of his food bowl in less than 30 seconds. He is so keen to please me. He loves swimming. He adores Tammy. He sleeps in the same places that Max did...and one could go on and on...
As the old song in "The sound of Music" went:
"I MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING GOOD!"
Am I being silly, or what?!
Sending lotsaluv to you all, my wonderful friends!