This has been a lovely week for us here – I have had the week off from work, and have spent the workweek at home, chauffeuring Jen about, and spending some quality time with Winston. This time with him has been lovely, and there are a few things after spending so much time with him I want to share.
First, being a Saint Bernard, he drools. It’s not pervasive, but he really has a fair amount when we go for a walk, he’s excited, or he has his food and water. I think people have a perception that Saints drool all the time, but this is really not the case, at least for Winston. Having lots of towels is important, though as when the drool comes, it comes!
I am glad Winston is a smooth coat (short hair) Saint as he sheds quite a bit, and I can only imagine how much hair we would have floating around if he was a long hair! We’ve been needing to run our Mint floor cleaner more frequently to keep up, but that’s not a big deal, really. I imagine when he changes from his summer to his winter coat, the pace will pick up.
Without a doubt, Winston’s favorite activity is sleeping. He’s sleeping as I write this as a matter of fact. Our breeders told us Saints sleep about 80 percent of their lives – and that’s absolutely true for Winston. Here’s a photo of him sleeping on the couch while I read:
And finally, I don’t think there’s a better buddy in the land for us. He loves to just be around us, loves snuggles, and loves to be petted. He’s a great dog, and I hope you all can meet him sometime!