You know what happens when you get a puppy that's going to be the size of rhinoceros? Your yard looks like a rhinoceros-sized toddler lives there. Steve's the best - and he's actually pretty chill - but he's getting big.
He weighs 60 pounds and he's 5 months old. And we've discovered that he likes to collect things. He doesn't exactly chew on things, but he definitely takes things.
Looking out at my yard at this moment, he has a pillow, a nylabone, a real bone, the remnants of a soccer ball, a tennis ball, a pair of goggles, a life jacket, and two funnels. Big funnels - like the kind you use to put gas in a big mower. He loves them. I'm thinking of buying him a 6 pack of them for Christmas.
Probably you're thinking - how much random stuff floats around your house?? Valid question - a lot of random stuff lives at this house. But also he has a knack for finding it. I'm hoping he starts to outgrow the collecting stuff phase fairly soon. Or pretty soon he's going to be big enough to start collecting wheelbarrows and garden rakes. Maybe I'll put him to work.