We were so impressed with Scout that three years after bringing him home we decided to get one of his baby brothers (a full brother from the same sire and dam). Well, genetics aren't everything...and you'd think that Kirk and I would've remembered that all babies are different...because Ranger has turned out to be quite the opposite of his brother. Well, not totally opposite - he is good natured like Scout and he tries to catch mice, but bless his heart...he just hasn't succeeded in the verminating capacity. Ranger just isn't very smart and he strolls through life with a tongue-lolling "don't worry, be happy" attitude (that drove us crazy at first because we thought he was being disobedient), but we finally understand him and find him totally endearing. When you see his cute little face and chunky body wiggling up to you it is impossible not to scoop him up and give him a big smooch!
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