Last evening we stopped at the playground to work Monte on the equipment. Initially he wasn't sure. After some coaxing, he ascended the hole-y steps and crossed the wobbly bridge. Fearful of the slide, we guided him down slowly. That was the first time. The second time he bounded up the steps and threw himself down the slide before we could get top the bottom. He loves it.
Have you ever felt that your dog should have a different more appropriate name? For example we had a black lab that followed us everywhere. He should have been called Shadow.
We spent a lot of time debating possible names for our new puppy. That was before we knew anything about him. Marlene and Juan had been calling him Monte or Mantequilla (butter), which seemed to fit him. However, after three days we are rethinking this decision.
Possible names based on our experience are Hunter, for his affinity for hunting bugs on our nightly walks in the dark or Barker, for obvious reasons. I think we will stick with Monte. Hopefully these other choices will become less prominent characteristics and Mellow will be a more appropriate name.