Here, how about a comparison shot:
|Orent at 7 weeks old and 13.5 lbs.|
|Orent at 6 months old and 57 lbs.|
- He looks like a service dog (when he wants to!) - As you can see, when he's in the mood (or is given lots of treats), he can look like any service dog you've ever seen. He sits up straight, and is very attentive. However, once the treats are gone, it's anyone's guess what he'll do and what he won't do.
- He has great, expressive eyebrows - If you didn't know better, you'd think Orent was watching Stephen Colbert to perfect the art of the skeptical eyebrow. If you flip through his photos (here, here, here, here, and here for starters), you'll see he's got the look down.
- He doesn't have to be boxed all the time - One of the best things about having a dog that's six months old is that we can leave him unboxed for hours, and unattended in a room for minutes (yes, just minutes!). He's learned to settle outside his crate, and has taken to beginning afternoon naps under Kaytee's desk (with his head on her foot), and then getting up and sleeping on his bed the corner. It makes everyone happier to have the dog out and about, rather than confined to his crate for hours each day.
- He has such a mellow demeanor - Nothing phases this dog (except the table at the vet that he has to ride up and down). He gets into stressful situations with lots of noise and people, and he just looks to us for what to do. Kaytee is a little worried he's so mellow, he won't be bothered by anything ("hmm... what's that smell? smoke? not sure, I'm going back to sleep!").
- He hasn't destroyed his giraffe yet (but don't hold your breath that it'll last much longer)
- He loves "adventures" - There is nothing in the world more fun to Orent than going out to get "socialized". He knows he gets tons of treats, and people get to pet him on his "breaks". Basically, we could take the dog anywhere, and he'd love it.
And one to grow on:
7. He still wishes socks were toys - Orent's favorite game is to grab a sock and run around like crazy! We keep telling him it's not allowed, but it hasn't sunk in to his thick skull yet.