Yesterday (Sunday 23rd) I called to see if they were about to walk, 'cause I needed a dog fix.
They were, and I got my fix.
There is Vittone. He is a handsome, bright and self confident Standard Poodle, and he knows it. All the girls dogs adore him. He is like the handsome star quarterback on a High School team. He knows that all the cheerleaders have a crush on him. He says (to himself) "just because I am very nice to you it doesn't mean that I'll invite you to the Prom.
Vittone is that kind of "stud" dog. (And he loves every bit of attention I give him).
Vittone belongs to Rick, as does Louis. Louis was the runt of his litter, and he's a bit smaller than most Standards.
Louis is the the modest, shy, self-effacing dog. "I am a nothing and a nobody" he says, "there is no need to make a fuss of me.
So I do make a fuss of Louis, telling him over and over again that he is a wonderful, splendid beast and that he has a special place in my heart. (He remains unconvinced!)