I don't know if I have shared this here since this is the Bodie Blog but Willie was a wonderful dog. He was calm and gentle and sweet. My vet said that Willie changed her mind about German Shepherds; she joked that he was really a Golden Retriever in a German Shepherd coat. So many other people said the same thing, that Willie was not really a German Shepherd.
It seems like the same thing is happening with Bodie. Oh, no, he is not calm and gentle but he is fascinated by birds. We have a large backyard with lots of trees and bushes. He runs around chasing birds. Lately, he has actually started pointing! He stands there, staring at the bird with one front leg raised. Just like the pictures you have seen of pointers!