The boyfriend jokes that Mr. N thinks he’s a big black dog because at his foster home, he took their Giant Schnauzer as a role model and imitated everything he did.
He’s not afraid of bigger dogs at all and will not hesitate to correct them if he feels like they’re intruding in his space. Which often happens, big dogs don’t seem to realize their size either! They always want to sniff his face. So when Sage’s
human suggested hiking with her friend with a Saint Bernard and Great Pyrenees mix, I said sure.
It was a gorgeous day albeit windy. Sage found a stick as did Toby and they went swimming in the water after them. Mr. N preferred to run up and down the shore.
We parted ways for a while and Toby and Heidi took a shorter trail while Mr. N and Sage took the long way. We met back up with them and everyone got treats in an attempt to get all four of the dogs in a photo. Mr. N usually got his last because he was overshadowed by all the other dogs crowding in.
We had to make special efforts to make sure he got his fair share.
Towards the end, we tried getting all of the dogs together again for a photo which was difficult. Here, Sage and Heidi pose.
This was as good as it got!
All of the dogs miraculously managed to stay relatively clean. I was planning on giving Mr. N a bath anyway so it didn’t really matter but Sage (with the help of a leash for a short period) didn’t roll in anything foul this time. Just mud puddles.
Mr. N wanted to keep going. Two hours of hiking didn’t tire him out at all. I ended up taking him on another walk afterwards. Where does he keep all his energy?