His trouble has always been settling down. He likes to be on the move. He likes to have attention. He's no fan of just hanging out. Of sitting still. Or – heaven forbid – of lying down and taking a nap while he's in public. (He's ALL for naps when he's home.)
Yesterday he went to a Federal agency with me to have lunch with my husband. Normally we eat quickly then get Talos out and about. Sometimes we were in a hurry because we wanted to get Talos on the freight elevator, or up and down the clear glass stairs. But usually we were in a hurry because Talos would whine loudly if we took too long.
Yesterday, though, after just a couple whines, he laid down and took a short snooze. Incredible! I didn't think Talos was capable!
Today he ran errands with me that took us to the bank and to WalMart. In the bank he stretched out an patiently waited. I began to wonder if he was feeling ok!
Walmart is one of his favorite stores – filled with kids. He was attentive, walked at my pace, turned to me when I called his name… I was thinking maybe someone had switched dogs on me in the middle of the night or something.
In the checkout line – where everything is at eye/mouth level for him – he left the candy alone, moved up when I asked, and yes <gasp> even laid down in the checkout line.
Maturity is a good thing.