Today, the newest addition to the Jones brood turns 1! When one gets a dog, one never knows. Some turn out to be duds, have bad personalities, etc. And, when the purchase is a purebred dog from a breeder, genetic problems are a real possibility.
But one year in, Albert is more than I could have even hoped. He’s got a great disposition — he’s fierce when it comes to retrieving in the thick stuff, but he’s downright passive when the kids are around. And, other than a couple beanbags and a Wii remote, his chewing has been confined to rawhides and bones.
So, happy birthday, Albert! Glad to have you in the family!