(The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition)
Bentley has gained 13 pounds in the last month, or about a half pound a day. (For you folks in the UK, that’s almost a stone, less a few pebbles.) The vet says that’s normal and he looks great, then always says the same thing, almost to himself: “He’s going to be a big dog.”
He (Bentley, not the vet) will sit, give you paw, and lie down. He is also the first dog in our family’s history who fetches. I use one of his lacrosse balls, but Julie, our designer, uses sticks, and I notice from my window that Bentley isn’t meticulous about which stick he brings back. Apparently, sticks all look alike to Julie, which Bentley has figured out.
He now has all his shots and his license, so a trainer is next.