Pharaoh is also very social and we both love being pet, so we will try our hardest to get our bodies as close to you as we can. For us close means sitting on your feet, coming over uninvited to sit on your lap when you are sitting on the floor, or trying to inch our way onto the furniture, hoping that no one notices! And you better not even think about ceasing to pet us, or we will nudge our noses under your hand or inch our bodies even closer to you, as if to say "I haven't given you permission to stop."
We are alike in other ways too. When we are really happy, we both do the "Baumann Wiggle!" Also, neither of us like to play fetch, nor do we like swimming or even being in water. We both like to run as our preferred method of exercise and we love ice cubes, though Pharaoh only likes to chew them, and doesn't devour them like I do. When we sit, we sit square on our bottoms (though I sit more like a puppy) and we tend to hold our ears back, just like I'm doing in the picture. Gina and Alexis does any of this sound familiar to you?
For those of you who don't know, Pharaoh was the third puppy in our litter. He was released from the program due to a heart arrhythmia. However, I am very happy to report that he is doing quite well and can run and play with the best of them, as long as he remembers to take his medication.
Kelsey, I want to thank you again for our visit, for my gator (I think I may like mine just as much as Pharaoh likes his) and the book for Amy too. We cannot wait to come to the South East and do it again someday when the whole family can be there!