It's honestly hard to express how much I love this little man. Over the last year he has become my constant companion and friend. As we are soon to enter a new, and long awaited, phase in life known as the empty nest, this little guy has really become our buddy.
He is a year old now and we are continuing his education at the K-9 Training Center. I think I enjoy his classes as much as he does. Today we were out among the sheeples and he did such a fine job of maintaining a set stay and down stay even though last year's bottle babies (who know no fear of anything) kept pestering him. My dream is to some day train him in the art of tending sheep and helping us out as we expand our pastures and will be moving the sheep regularly to new areas so we hopefully keep them healthier and more parasite free.
In the mean time we have a lot to learn, but hopefully he can live up to his heritage as a true German Shepherd.