Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted August 9, 2014
What. A. Handful.
When walking a dog regularly, most of them only take a few walks to fall into line, become part of the gang and generally respond to me as a part-time owner for the day.
That does not work with Buster. If there's trouble? He probably started it. If anyone is going to somehow get off the leash? Always him. Howling at children? Check. Trying to wreak havoc at every shop or cafe we pass? Check again.
He is lovely, and cute as a button, but he seems all too aware of that and uses it to try and get away with murder. He can be very destructive, so he's the only dog who doesn't get to come in my house before or after walks. On his route, we hang out in the garden or back at his own place for a while. He wreaks havoc there a lot too so mostly he's restricted to the back porch area unless his family are home.
Buster really is a lot of fun but requires the patience of a saint on a long-term basis. He'll also befriend anyone for a treat or a cuddle, so don't expect much in the way of guard dog protection. His chase instincts are pretty developed too, so every other animal (or bit of fluff) that catches his eye will have him bolting and trying to drag you with him.
A real handful, but an adorable one.