Likes: Well, his most favorite thing as you can see is his birthday! Gilly also loves sunbathing on the grass, play-wrestling with his new girl, Athena, and riding in the car, shotgun with seatbelt on!
Pet-Peeves: Birds eating the grass seed for his lovely new lawn twice a year.
Favorite Toy: He loves to break tennis balls, and chase his gelly frisbee. Also goes totally wild when we blow bubbles!
Favorite Food: Lamb and rice, the good stuff. And he's being spoiled right now with the addition of canned food, since he has lost almost ten pounds from a nasty case of Valley Fever.
Favorite Walk: From the grass backyard to the bed in my bedroom. :)
Best Tricks: He will fetch a matching pair of shoes or slippers, one at a time, and take them to me at the back door - his reward is catching frisbee toy or bubble snapping. Also just taught the old dog a new trick - bringing in the paper from driveway!
Funny Dog Tale: Gilly gets a bit vocal at times, and will speak his own doggie language, quite loudly, and exhibit a demanding, yet playful stance, if seeking special attention.
A visiting friend, left alone with Gilligan one day, was asked how the day went. He replied, "I threw the ball around for him a little, because....he insisted!"
That was a few years ago, and the memory still makes us laugh out loud!