That brings us to Finn. He may just be the coolest customer on his block. You see, his neighborhood is filled with dogs of all shapes and sizes and when we go for a walk, we pass the homes of many of his furry four-legged neighbors. Of course, it never fails that when we walk by the front yards of most of these other dogs, they go into veritable conniption fits when they see us pass. Whether it's the large boxer or the german shepherds or the collection of small terriers who run around their gated yards untethered, they all bark and yap at ol' Finn when he saunters by.
Now you have to understand, Finn is larger than most other retrievers, with his sturdy shoulders, long, thick body and tail that swings back and forth; kind of like a shark swimming through the water. He cuts a pretty imposing silhouette in the afternoon sun. But Finn is the very example of patience and is so chill that when those other dogs bark and growl at him, not only does he not flinch, he doesn't even look twice. He just ambles on down the street like he owns the place. Maybe that sort of confidence threatens the other dogs around him. Perhaps they don't like to see this dog so sure of himself. But that's Finn. He lets the others just keep talking loud and sayin' nothin...while he keeps quiet and just moves along his own path. And maybe that, in and of itself, speaks volumes about how cool he is.
That's Finn...the coolest golden retriever you'll ever meet.