Our DOW, dog of the week, for this second week in May 2012 is… Angus! He was nominated, and voted in, by staff who love his affectionate, goofy heart and squishy face.
I especially love Angus because, before him, I’d never had the privilege of “growing up” with an English Mastiff. What a pudgy, snuggly puppy he was back when he gained 5 pounds a week! At one point he was taller than our little x-pen but he would still stand calmly behind it, not questioning our wisdom at confining him in such an insufficient location.
Once, practicing “catch” with treats as Angus and Sarah prepared to head home, we all cheered when he caught the treat… he visibly shrunk in panic. After that we had to contain our excitement so as not to startle the delicate giant. Another day, he glanced out of the corner of his eye to see… HORRORS! a child (Svea who he grew to love and trust) hiding on the bottom shelf of the bookshelf behind him. I believe Angus was relieved when the flood took those horrible shelves away! -Heidi
In the words of his mom, Sarah, here’s Angus, behind the scenes: