Sawyer has an uncanny ability to attract unsolicited attention during out daily walks. Some days, we can barely walk 5 minutes before admirers of all sizes flock to him. What would normally take 15 minutes, now stretches to 30-45 minutes. At times, we hear the "oohs" and "aawws" from a distance, then a friendly approach, followed by "may we pat your dog?". Before you know it, Sawyer has an entourage of fans petting, cuddling, and offering to adopt him.
Sawyer has also touched the heart of a special friend, 'D'. On a recent visit, 'D' had the opportunity to take Sawyer for a walk with his family and myself in tow. Walking through a lovely forested area, meeting two friendly dogs (3 out of the 5 dog owners we met would not allow ANY social contact with Sawyer for some reason or other - dare I call them snobs or had they failed to properly socialize THEIR dogs??!)
Not sure who had more exercise that day, as Sawyer's strength can be overbearing at times (Bernese Mountain Dogs are known for carting large loads up to 1000 lbs!). Wonder if 'D' can feel his arms today?!