Gabriel is absolutely wonderful. He is the joy of our hearts!
He is over 60 lbs now and still growing fast! The vet said when he was a pup by the size of his paws that he would be about 90 lbs. He is a very smart guy. I taught him to sit the first week we had him home. He learns very, very fast.
He is your typical prankster - you know he is up to something when you see him take off - he usually has something that he is not supposed to have and wants us to chase him for it. We have bird feeders on our deck and he loves to watch the birds and squirels - when I let him out he sneaks up on them like he is hunting then all of a sudden he runs and everything goes running. He loves it when our neighbors dog Bailey comes to visit him - he is really good with other dogs. He also loves babies and little children. We do not have any however when he hears them on T.V. he runs from wherever he is to sit and watch them cocking his head the entire time. I work from home so whatever room I am in, Gabe is usually at my feet. He doesn't like car rides too much, he is all excited to get in the car to go for a ride but when the car starts moving he just cries. I try to take him for a ride often and he is getting a little better with it. He is the best alarm clock we ever had - when the sun comes up so does Gabe, he comes in our room and ever so gently puts his two front paws on the bed and gives little good morning kisses, he also goes to sleep as soon as the sun sets. He is a fantastic watch dog - he knows that this is his house and if anything or anyone is around he lets us know.
Gabe was neutered at 6 months - he went through it like a trooper - you would have never known that he just had it done, didn't bother his stitches at all. He is very head strong, when I took him for his first grooming I wasn't sure that he would do very well, first bath and all however when I picked him up he was georgous and the groomer said he was a doll. Sat very nicely for them and did not give them any trouble.
Gabriel, Seamus, Baby Jake McGinty (his registered name) has been a delightful addition to our family!
Thank you for him!
Terry and JoEllyn McGinty