I finally had time to go read this entire thread and see all the pictures. It was a combination of smiling, laughing, and misting up! Those FEET!!!!! OMG, I love his big feet! Ah, I love his whole body, but I love Dobie-toes, and he's got good ones.
I used to play a game with Ninny (Ninja) where I'd touch his nose and say, "Is this your Dobie-nose?" and he'd furiously wag his stub. Then I'd touch his toes and say, "Are these your Dobie-toes?" and he'd wag and wiggle. Then I'd grab his stub and say, "Is this your Dobie-nubbie?" (it was just long enough to grab) and he couldn't stand it anymore and would bounce around, jumping and spinning until he finally calmed down and we'd start the game all over again. God, I loved that dog... They were all special, but he was my first, and I got to walk his entire path with him, from start to finish. It was my honor to accompany him.
One of my other boys loved to play games with the fly-swatter. Whenever I was murdering flies, he'd get all excited and I'd stop and swat his butt, which he thought was the BEST! I don't know why... but he loved it! I'd give him a few quick little spanks and he'd tuck his butt under and do that silly running-in-a-small space thing, where the hind feet pass the front, humped up and going in circles. He was so silly. I tried the fly-swatter game with Zipper once, but even though I was acting silly and using the "play voice," she thought I was REALLY spanking her, so I didn't play that game with her. It was just a game that Shogie and I played. They all have their individual likes, don't they?
You are so incredibly blessed to have such a handsome and loving boy in your life. Knuckle his head for me (noogies, you know), play-spank his cute little butt, and kiss him for me.
I should have posted those in Ken's story thread, sorry, but reading all the posts on this thread got my memory going, and they just popped outta me.
I need some more pictures of Sugar and stories about his day. I'm really enjoying reading about him.