My first boy, Jep
I never realized how much I miss having a retriever, until we got into Huskies. I used to have a dog that was part Black Lab/Sheperd, but had more of the Lab attributes. Jep was an awesome first dog, easy to train, and could play fetch for HOURS!! He never tired of it and if I did, I could just sit down and still play with him.
I used to make up fetching games and our favorite was hide-n-seek, where I would throw a fetching toy and then run and hide, staying there until Jep would find me. I still play this game with Silver and sometimes Chance and Blaze. I don't know if it just a stereo typical thing to play fetch with a dog or if I really enjoy watching a retriever "do it's thing," but I really miss it.
Silver's game of fetch is for me to throw the ball and we both chase after it. Not always what I have in mind after a long day! Brut, Chance and Blaze, might go after it and might bring it back, but if it last past a couple of throws we are going over what their Husky minds can take.
I just never realized how much I missed having a little more retriever instead of so much Husky override. Maybe someday I will have one again...
All it ever took was a pop bottle with some liquid for weight and Jep was ready to go!
I really miss that boy.
Get ready Mom, cause here I come!!