I want to be balanced in how I portray Bing and let potential adopter’s know of any less than perfect aspects about the Binger. It was really hard to find any faults (other than occasional bad gas and a proclivity towards stealing your spot on the couch if you get up) but I know of one situation when Mr. Cool Cumber Bing-a-ling goes nutty..
Bing is a laid back kinda guy most of the time. The type a guy who like’s the simpler things in life, sleeping, napping, resting in comfortable places, eating… He’s up for walks and training but also enjoys a good chill session and is always up for lounging..
While Ms. J is always on alert and gets exited at any quick movements and is ready to go into herding mode,Bing barely bats an eyelash in the face of excitement. Kids on long boards screaming and having a stick fight? “YAWN” says Bing. Child sprinting up to him out of nowhere and tapping him on the head? “No biggie.” Group of children petting Bing and flittering around excitedly? Bing’s paws remain firmly planted on the ground and instead of jumping all over the kids he gently leans in for more petting and wags his tail. Other dogs around? Bing is curious but isn’t interested in yanking my arm off to go say hi.
You know when people say “take a chill pill man” well, Bing has already taken his chill pill and is ready to chillax at all times.Well, that’s a lie..he is chill MOST of the time.
When Bing see’s some of his favorite wildlife friends outside his chill pill suddenly wears off and he loses his cool. SQUIRREL! CHIPMUNK! DEER! Bing’s whole body quivers when he see’s them. Sometimes he screams in excitement. The other day he pulled me over to a tree and jumped/climbed almost 7 feet trying to chase a chipmunk. I had no idea that this coach potato was capable of such high level athletic endeavors! He has an amazingly quick on/off switch and it activates within seconds of seeing wildlife and deactivates immediately on finding a couch/bed to lay on.Ducks and birds don’t do it for him…just the furry one’s. On my elementary school report cards I often got “Needs Improvement” (rather than “Excellent” or “Satisfactory”). While Bing get’s an “excellent” in many categories his squirrel/chipmunk behavior is DEFINITELY in need of improvement.
These chipmunks elicit NO response from Bing
These chipmunks are a different story..
Oh and PLEASE no pet squirrels or chipmunks in his adoptive home. Bing definitely needs a chippy and squirrel free home 😉
Here is Bing on squirrel watch this morning