Our dog, McGee, turned six years old over the weekend. (In people years.)
The story of how he came to be part of our family can be seen HERE.
McGee is bravely keeps coyotes at bay.
He has saved me from being sprayed by a skunk or two, I'm certain of it.
A few summers ago, he even sniffed out a trespasser / potential thief hiding on our property, on the run from authorities. It was the 4th of July, and I had decided to go for a quick late evening walk just before we were planning to leave to watch fireworks at dusk. It was one of the most absurd experiences of my life (we don't have many pedestrians in our parts) and had it not been for McGee, the guy hiding in the woods within watching distance of our house would have watched us leaving, and who knows what all he might have done then.
But, thanks to McGee he was found and handed over to authorities who were searching for him. (An officer came by late that night to thank him.. said he deserved a steak.)
Most of all, though - he's just a great family dog.
Patient & trustworthy, he holds down the fort for us as we come & go.
He loves to have his kids around & loves going for walks.
We couldn't ask for a better Super Mutt.