Kite here. Me!
Mom loves me. She made me a list of whys.
Kite, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
Soft mouth when taking treats
Was house trained at twelve weeks
Never had a house training accident in the house. Not once.
Rides well in car. Never got car sick. Not once
Has slept through the night since I brought him home
Likes being brushed
Jumps up on the hearth to be brushed and turns around on command
Stands still on grooming table; doesn't bail
Stands still when being blown dry
Lets me Dremel his toenails with no fuss
Kisses me every morning. And afternoon. And evening.
Loves all people and dogs. Especially children.
Plays well with puppies
Respects the older collies and learns from them
Does not resource guard
Leaves it when asked
Doesn't charge out the front door or out of his crate until released
Sits politely for supper until released
Sits politely to be let out of the dog yard
Pees on command
Does not counter surf. Or empty waste baskets. Any more.
Comes when called. Mostly.
Isn't he just the perfect puppy?