I am so proud of my dog Tucker - for the silliest thing really. Background info first: He is a 10 month old mix of Bichon and Cavalier King Charles. We have him and his brother. Tucker has always been the more "serious" of the two. Playful but also a thinker. He is always trying to figure out where or what I am going to do next so that he can get there at the same time or before me. I've been really frustrated with his teenagerness outside. He learned to jump fences (but quit finally) and his latest thing for the last month is forgetting what the word "come" means. He likes to get within a foot of me then go backwards to get away or hide under the canoe so I can't find him. Treats do not work - he totally gets that they are a bribe and just won't get near me. Anyhow - just wanted you to see that he has been a pill lately. Well last night the neighbors came over with their little kids. The dogs have never been around a toddler before. I was totally impressed that he caught on really quick that their 1 year old was unsure on her feet and he was walking beside her so she could grab him if she fell. Sparky was cautious of her and wouldn't get near - he has always been cautious of new things. Then their baby was grabbing his beard and squishing his head and he just looked at her like - that's cool - your a baby and don't know any better. I gave him a lot of kisses for his patience with her - he is really a sweet puppy once we get past this boundry testing.