Some of Bacchus’s favorite things
In no particular order . . .
Family Togetherness. Our family together, from adventure to mundane.
His Tola. He loves his Tola. He loves the family, but if he HAD to choose, I think he’d choose Tola. After all, she chose him.
Being petted by anyone & everyone. He loves attention from strangers (& friends) and seeks it out. He was an excellent therapy dog & loved his job. Dang covid is making this one a challenge, but I’m trying to figure out ways he can get pets from anyone & everyone.
His stuffies. He usually chooses one for the day to carry around with him. And he has his favorites he rotates through.
Having his paw held. A signature Bacchus move, he often offers his paw. Not for a shake or high five, he wants it held. Occasionally it’s when he needs it, but most often he seems to know when you need it. When a student struggled with a few words or was nervous, he would offer his paw. They would almost instantly relax. To patients in the hospital. Most recently to the vet, dogdad & I at his last appointment. And every single time it melts my heart.
His sofas. We have several cushy Bacchus-size dog beds around the house, and he does use them, but he much prefers his sofas. He’s a diva that way. One in particular we call his Sheldon Spot because he can watch us almost anywhere in the house from there.
Running free with Tola. The yard, trail or beach, he loves running with Tola. I catch them giving glances to each other as they run together. And the pure joy on their faces is priceless.
Treats & tricks. For a big guy he’s surprisingly agile & will try pretty much anything Tola does. Especially if it means pleasing us &/or getting a treat. And is SO proud of himself afterwards.
Modeling. When he’s in the mood, he’s such a show off. When I tell him how handsome he is he sits up so straight & tall, puffs out his chest & gives the best looks.
Hotel stays. The family together in close proximity, plus a human bed he gets to sleep on. And humans around to pet him — so many of his favorite things in one place.