Gus has made himself right at home with us - it's like he lived here forever. For the most part he is excellently behaved - he even comes when called (unlike certain Malamutes I could name). If he has one vice, it's his love of shoes.
And I do mean LOVE:
ALL THESE ARE MINE I FOUND THEM THEY ARE MINE
He's very gentle with them - there's never a tooth mark anywhere, they're only a bit damp. He simply seems to enjoy moving them from one point to the other and arranging them in small collections. These he moved from their official spot by the front door to his favorite napping spot by the back door.
I HAVE PUT THESE WHERE THEY BELONG THIS IS MUCH BETTER NOW
It's great that he's such a good guard dog and all, but we're not quite sure how to explain to him that he's not supposed to guard shoes.
I AM GUARDING THIS SHOE YOU CANNOT HAVE IT
OR THIS ONE THIS ONE IS ALSO MINE
Fortunately he's not always stealing shoes. Sometimes he just looks cute and floofy...