This lab was hilarious. Each time someone would fill the water dish, he’d splash it all out again.
On a completely unrelated note, I may have figured out one of Atlas’ quirks! When he is really excited and playful, he nips. Thankfully, after much focus on this when he was a puppy, these nips almost never hurt me. There have been times, however, when his excitement is so overwhelming that he slips. And I squeal. When I picked him up from Double Dog Ranch this past Sunday, he was so excited that he managed to bite completely through my jeans and drew blood. Man, it hurt! And I really squealed.
Anyway, when we were out for our after work walk to the mailbox, something occurred to me. Every day when I come home, he picks up whatever is nearest to the door – whether it’s my slipper, his squirrel, his Kong, or something else – and carries it around in his mouth for about 15 minutes or so, and then he lets me take it. If I manage to get it away from him, his teeth chatter with excitement until he gets it back.
I wonder if he does that so he doesn’t get carried away with his nips and hurt me?! This is a fascinating thought.