I’ve got some friends that have a beautiful old golden retriever. He is very mellow and laid back. They also have a young dog (I don’t know what kind he is). The young dog is SO hyper he about drives me nuts but he is very friendly (he’s come close to knocking me off my feet more than once). The young dog will meet you at the door, bark at you and then bloody well expect to be petted. The old dog has a tendency to watch from the sidelines when the young dog is in the room but give him ANY attention and he is your best buddy – totally sweet and absolutely loving and adorable.
I’ve always heard that men are dogs… At my age, I should probably take that as a complement!