It's official. Duncan will soon be (with fingers crossed) a certified "good boy." He will be starting obedience classes next Tuesday and probably not a moment too soon. He is pretty good, but just does not listen very well, which makes us especially nervous when he barrels across the street to greet (in a friendly or unfriendly manner) neighbors and fellow dogs. Of course, we still totally adore him. We took him to my parents' house last weekend, where he had his first dip in the pool. We could tell he really wanted to go in, so we helped him out. Albeit carefully and lovingly, he was not appreciative. After a few scrambling scratches he made his way to a a safe and comfortable spot to contemplate his life's complexities. Happy weekend to you!