February 5, 2010
White Dog began training Michael in earnest today. Already he knows that she loves belly rubs. He knows that very gentle stroking of her pink tummy will result in White Dog lying on her back up against him for a long time, smiling, her eyes blissfully closed, making little grunting noises of happiness. White Dog has also quickly taught him that the patient Eskie with perfect party manners sitting at his feet looking longingly at his plate means..."please share!" And last night Michael learned, as he joined White Dog and Steve on their nightly walk, that the term "walk" is a euphemism for "stroll until you lull the humans into an easy tempo then run at full speed!"