|Handsome birthday boy|
We have a very special guy turning six years old today! He’s big, he’s furry and he has a heart of gold. Yes, he may look intimidating, but let me tell you, this guy is one BIG 120 lb. teddy bear. And his name is Ari.
|Enjoying his birthday boat trip|
He has the sweetest temperament, too. Just last night, we watched him sniff of a toad on the back porch. Most dogs would chase it off, or bark, or growl, but not our tender hearted Ari. He just sniffed Mr.Toad and gently nudged him back into the yard.
|Hanging out with his dad|
He is our ever-present guard dog who, coincidentally, saved Stephen from being mauled by two Airedales one time. He took quite a beating from that mess and the police said Stephen would have been very badly hurt if our sweet boy hadn’t intervened.
He is also my constant jogging partner and, let me tell you, no one has ever stopped to mess with me when he’s around ; ) Of all the dogs I've known in my lifetime, this guy might be the sweetest and most well-behaved.
We are grateful for another year spent with our gentle giant - Ari. We love you very much big guy.
P.S.- If anyone out there is looking for a great family dog, we would highly recommend the German Shepherd breed. They are AMAZING with our little niece and nephews and such gentle, loving dogs. Email me if you have any questions! We are major advocates for GS!