Kooper, my 8 year old yellow lab-mix is an integral part of our family. I have written about his antics and adventures previously, and he continues to reinforce the nickname of Kooper the Dim.
He also seems to be somewhat of a minor local celebrity. I have had folks come up to me in their boats and ask if they could watch him swim and jump off the dock. A neighbor a few houses down from us introduced herself to us by bring us snapshots of him in the water, and stories of sitting out on her dock just to watch him.
He is part Lab. He loves the water, and has an instinct for hunting. He has been known to jump off the dock to chase the fish that school around my dock. However, many times when I let him out to take care of business he immediately gets distracted by the squirrels, birds and chipmunks, proceeding to chase them around the yard. He has never caught one, but he is persistent.