Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Betsy's dream life
**Disclaimer: That is not Betsy in the picture! Although, I'm sure she wishes it was!**
You can definitely see the retriever instincts in Betsy. If I am not holding onto her leash or touching her at all times she will go and find me something. She never chews it up, but she will bring me shoes, her food dish, pens, papers, book, basically anything she finds on the ground. After she has gotten her item she comes running back to me to show it off. She prances around in front of me until I ask her for the item. Then she immediately drops it in my hand. Or when she gets excited she grabs the closest thing to her to show you. Usually it's a bone or her dragline. When it's her dragline she is extra proud of herself, even though I have to take it away. Although it is not GDB approved, it is stinkin adorable! I am working on breaking the habit by encouraging her to carry around her toys instead of my things.
Betsy would make an awesome service dog! You know, the ones that pick things up and carry them for disabled people. Unfortunately, GDB doesn't let us teach our dogs to carry our things. She would also rock at fetch! She loves to bring you anything and everything.
If she doesn't make it as a guide I can definitely see hunting in her future!
Maddie and Betsy