Mason is our third Golden Retriever and the first we raised from a puppy. Golden Retriever puppyhood is fun. It's also exasperating! They chew everything and by everything I don't mean just shoes. The new kitchen cabinets, the trim on the new doors, the corners of the cedar chest. Everything! Fortunately, he grew out of that and now is just... umm bored.
Mason was born January 5, 2012. Here is his third birthday. While the photo looks like it was done in post, it's not reprocessed. I did this with camera adjustments and room lighting. The rest was Mason's doing.
Mason is also a bit dramatic and sometimes exaggerates. He'll look terribly bored immediately after playing. Or on a warm day, he will act as if he's positively melting, but he won't go inside to sit in the air conditioning. I guess that's just the canine version of Fear of Missing Out.
I can have him outside running around like crazy but as soon as he comes back inside, he does his bored doggy act. He's a funny dog.
Like Burnie, Mason puts his fur coat to good use during the winter and loves running though the snow. All of our dogs have always loved playing in snow. It's funny to watch them enjoy themselves.
One of the great things about having a boat and taking trips with the boat is that the dogs can come with us. We're on the way to a large rendezvous with a number of other boating friends. We would meet at the state marina in Atlantic City, which can easily accommodate a group of 20 or 30 transient boats from 20 to 70 feet.
And like many dogs, Mason does spend some time waiting for his owners.
Rides in the car are good, too. Mason spent a lot of time with us in the car going here and there, so he loves being in the car.
After a day of fun and excitement dogs, like people, enjoy quiet downtime and relaxing.