Because I had a non-dog-friendly wedding to attend, Truman spent the weekend at my area leaders’ house, with all the usual suspects plus a few cameo appearances: their two breeder dogs, a couple of pets, a (visiting) working guide, And four other puppies in training (Paige and brother Tai, and a couple of pups from the litter born before his). Yes, there was a point at which all those dogs — all Labs — were in residence at once.
The day I dropped him off, I had the pleasure of observing his discovery of the Lixit dog waterer in their back yard.
For all the genius Truman displays in other areas, he sure did look like a doofus with the Lixit. He did figure out how to make the water come out…then he proceeded to snap at said water in an attempt to catch it before it hit the ground. I’m sure much of it was just play, but the show would certainly not have earned him any IQ test points.
Endless fun to watch for the rest of us, though.