Rosco is 80'ish pounds. He is totally awesome, Paula. I'm serious when I
say -- we could not be happier with him. He is smart, gentle, athletic,
inquisitive, obedient, handsome, everything you would want in a dog. I
brag about how Rosco is the perfect dog. We keep his hair short,
especially in the summer; plus he's in every lake and swamp on our daily
walks, so it makes it easier to keep him clean. Everywhere we go, he gets
compliments ("What kind of dog is that? He feels like a Pottery Barn
blanket, or He looks like a stuffed animal; He is so beautiful.") We walk
him on trails almost every day, and we have trained him to walk off leash.
Our two young daughters adore him, and Rosco cannot stand being away from
them. If the girls are outside, he has to be with them. I was taking the
girls for a paddle-boat ride on the Fourth of July, and Rosco literally
dove off the dock and swam after us! He followed us for 100 yards into the
lake until we finally turned around and headed back to shore (oh, yes,
that's another of his many talents. He's a great swimmer-- it's his huge
paws). Rosco is gentle with our two cats, although I think he'd like them
to play more. He tries hard to engage them in games, but they rarely take
the bait. Right now, as I type this message, Rosco is outside sitting by
the lake --- off leash -- just chilling out. He is so wonderful.
I'll send some pics of him swimming. It's impressive!
Hope you're having a great summer.