Here he is the first weekend he was home.
He seemed happy about his new place. My cat Nate wasn't quite as thrilled with the situation.
For Clancy's first Halloween with me, I decided to dress him up as Bat Dog. He would have none of it, and made no attempt to hide his displeasure at wearing the costume.
The costume lasted about five minutes, and I've since learned that Clancy views all costumes, sweaters, hats, and booties as an affront to his dignity. When I look at the Bat Dog costume now, I have to admit he had a valid point in that case.
While Clancy hates all attire except his collar, he loves dogs, and is ecstatic whenever he has a chance to play with another pooch. Here he is on one of his happiest days ever, begging for treats with his best buddy Lucy.
Unless there are treats involved, Clancy hates getting his picture taken almost as much as he hates wearing a costume, and he has little patience with it. I recently got a new camera, and was excited to try the pet photo feature, which supposedly eliminated glowing "pet eyes." When I took pictures of him to test the feature out, Clancy sighed and fussed, and acted as if I was putting him through the tortures of hell.
But, at least the glowing eyes were indeed gone!
As I wrote when I started this blog, one of my goals was to have more success in training Clancy. I haven't accomplished that goal, but we're managing okay anyway. Clancy may not be the most obedient dog in the world, but he's definitely a character.
I wouldn't want him any other way.