We’ve had a bunch of dogs that make my heart beat faster lately. There is more than one kind of dog that does that to me but the red ones tend to have a leg up on the others. McLeod came and went quickly as you can well imagine. He was one type of almost perfect dog for me — the young and playful type. He was a little shy at first but quickly passed through it. His personality was much like my first Golden, Buddy. Very physical play with lots of affection. It’s amazing how fast you can form a bond with these dogs.



  1. Mary Tonningsen

    What a cutie pie he is! Great smile 🙂

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    1. If I had been looking for a dog I would have taken him home right from out first meeting.

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  2. Physical play, but done with clear affection, is a wonderful experience. I cannot thing of anything more genuinely accepting than that, and (in Ray’s case) with 75lbs of playful affection …………………!

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    1. Does Ray roughhouse with you?


      1. Hi Rob – Not really just yet, but he quite frequently jumps up on the bed when I’m sitting on it and either butts me with his head, or simply tries to push me over. He responds very well to being grabbed and pushed around a little so there is physical contact in a “restrained/controlled” way.

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        1. I’ll bet it took him a little while before he would do that.Must have been gratifying when he started.


        2. It was so rewarding to know that he was at that level of comfort with us. It took about 2-1/2 yrs to get to that point. 🙂


  3. Carol

    He is just beautiful! Glad he found a home so quickly…….but sorry you didn’t have much time with him. ;(

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    1. I knew he would go right away so I was ready for it.


  4. Goldentaxi

    I totally understand. 🐾🐾

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    1. I knew at least one person would understand.


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