If desire to "do something, anything to help" is a positive indicator of a potential Leader Dog, then FLD Gus ranks high on the list.
- He watches.
- He figures out what he can do that mimes whatever I am doing.
- He tackles it, with gusto!
WHAT FLD GUS WATCHED THIS MORNING
Oh, to wake up as happy as a Lab puppy!
Every morning, after Andy takes the dogs out to "park," Gus bounds into our room, anxious to roust me from bed. After an enthusiastic face washing, I typically comply.
But a funny habit I have is to get out of bed and turn to make it right away.
Gus tails behind me as I maneuver around our queen-sized platform bed. I tuck in the sheet, straighten the pillows, and pull our green down comforter neatly in place.
This morning, as I bent to snug the sheet between the mattress and the platform side, Gus lifted his front paw and pushed against the sheet as if he wanted me to know, "I can help!"