Did I mention it's been TWO YEARS???
Was I worried they wouldn't remember me? To be honest, a little... In fact, when I first drove up to the place they're staying, Jasper (the German Shepherd) barked and rushed me as if I was an intruder, and Jax (the pointer mix) approached suspiciously.
But then Jax smelled me.
And jumped into my face and licked my nose.
At which point Jasper starting WHINING and tried to lick my face.
It was awesome. I made my nephew take a lot of photos and videos, but I won't bore you with all of them, so here's a sample:
|Starbuck shaking dry after trying to kill some Koi in a pond.|
Yes, actually, the first thing the dogs did when I opened the tailgate of my truck was to jump in. And this after having not left the property - or been in a vehicle - since they were taken there TWO YEARS AGO.
|Jasper, Jax, Starbuck|
Not sure when it happened, but at some point, Starbuck tried to lead an escape attempt (I shit you not). I would up having to chase all three dogs through the friggin' Nevada desert. Good thing it was insanely hot that day... Starbuck gave up earlier than he usually does.
|Starbuck's eying some domination...|
|Jax is, too.|
|I'm pretty sure I'm petting Jax while Starbuck is cleaning Jasper.|
|Just like old times...|
|The boy who started my menagerie. The king.|
|Reliving lost moments... or something.|
In a bit of a sad moment, as we were leaving, Jax walked up to the front door of the truck and tried to hop in. He wasn't very aggressive about it, so it's obvious that his memories have faded a bit, but he clearly remembered something about my beat-up pickup.
I go cry now.