Poise, posture, gait all perfect. He canters into the park, never runs wild, sniffs just enough, does his business quick and clean.
He signals clear and crystal. Look but don’t touch and be on your guard. Approach me only if you know me or deserve my attention otherwise….
Of course I wanted to know him. So I stood ahead at a path I knew he would take – he arrived in a bit. I stood there in a way where he knew that if he wanted to know me better he could .
He did just that. He came close, sniffed and……
Licked my hand!
Me and cadet Rolf are fast friends after that.