He's A Keeper!
Misha is such a GREAT dog (he is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog) and we have had him for almost 2 and a half years! Heath was 1 when we bought him. They have always had a special bond, maybe it has to do with the fact that Heath helps him escape the house, feeds him whatever he wants, and sneaks him treats as much as possible! He enjoyed a nice plane ride here from Ohio (he was a mere 23 pounds at the time)! I fell in love right away and my dear hubby finally came around when he was almost a year old (ok maybe it was sooner than that but this sounds more dramatic this way)!;)
He adores each kid and amazingly enough is pretty obedient to them! Of course he knows where the illegal food comes from...dare I say under the table when they THINK Mom and Dad are not looking! :) His favorite food besides meat is PEANUT BUTTER! You say that word and he is soooo excited that he can hardly contain himself! The only other thing that can cause that much excitement in his doggy life is when you say "WALK"! Oh and really take him for one...we are mean we sometimes tease him by saying "Wawa" or "Wallop" just to see his reaction...quite funny really! ha ha! Oh the things we do for our own amusement.
He sits at the front door watching the kids play with their friends in the cul-de-sac whining because he wants to run and play with them too! When we have little babies come over he sniffs them from a distance while wagging his tail and sometimes he will lay down next to them hoping for some type of notice from them! It's pretty dang cute if you ask me!
There are times that I still get frustrated with him, and his 125 pound self, and threaten to send him to Korea, but I usually forgive him because he knows how to bat those puppy dog eyes and he'll come nudge you with his nose on the cheek to kiss you (it's something we taught him to do and now it's how he shows his affection...amazing to me really). Then I give in and love him even more!
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