He quickly became a wild, country dog, running all over our 4o acres chasing away any other animal that he saw. And getting into barking fights with the squirrels. He was the king. He used to bark 120 lb dogs off of our property, across the street, and back onto their own land. He spent all day outside and would have spent all night out there too if I had let him.
Now he has to live in the city. He believes that every dog he sees is trespassing on his property. I'm not sure what he thinks about all those houses and people who are now living on "his property." He wants to be best friends with all of them while barking their dogs away.
Now that he lives in town, he raises his leg to tinkle, something I never saw him do in the country. But he's not very good at it. Just about every time his other back leg goes off the ground until he's doing a handstand, while still tinkling. Sometimes he walks forward a bit while in his handstand. Sometimes he almost somersaults. And every time he manges to tinkle on his front paws.
Today he saw a good vet who disagnosed him with mal-formed back knee caps, which explains his dancing and difficulties. Now we have two reasons for the handicapped license plates. He has a lot of difficulty with the wood floors and stairs. He hates the harness and leash. And he's absolutely irate that anyone would consider biking to work at 6 AM. It's a good thing that he's cute and lovable.