I brought Walter to the vet just to use the scale to find out how much Walter weighs. He's 52 pounds now. He was 29 pounds when we first adopted him in January. The vet technician said she didn't think Walter would get any bigger, now that he's almost a year old. He'll be one year old next month. Then I can register him as a visiting pet, and we can start the process to have him be an official visiting therapy dog.
In the picture above, Walter looks like he's smoking a cigar, but it's his rawhide roll-up. It cracks me up when he runs around the house with his "cigar."
I just noticed today what he does when the phone rings. He's sitting right by my feet when I'm on the computer, and when the phone rings, he gets up and trots in front of me into the other room so I can answer the phone. He's probably been doing that for a while, but it's just taken me until today to realize it.