|The closest thing I got to a clear picture of all four dogs|
|Simmie meeting Albus|
In many ways, Simmie reminds me of Ebon as a young fella. The major difference? Simmie is WAY calmer. Ebon was far more energetic at the same age. The difference is rather remarkable. I suppose that's what you get, though, when you compare a dog that was bred to work and one that was bred to be either a pet or a show dog. This is honestly the first time I've spent enough time with a non-field-bred retriever to notice the difference. Ebon's energy level now at age eight is about equal to Simmie's, he just controls it a lot better.
|The remains of my laptop cable|
|Siggy being anxious|
|Simmie and his butt fluff. He happy dances just like Ebon: toy in mouth, wriggling on back|
|Willow roaching. Unlike Siggy, she sleeps on her back fairly regularly. You can see her bald belly from her spay|