Hercules is obedient and well-behaved, much like an older puppy. He was the only white puppy in a litter of black Labrador retrievers. He recently graduated the star of his puppy class, learning most commands well before the other dogs, and he even knows how to high five by means of greeting. He loves to play in the water--in our desert home this is mainly his kiddie pool, but he has learned to turn on the garden hose by himself to cool off. However, he abhors baths. He is a playful puppy, happily greeting all other dogs without fear, and he adores my parents' twelve-year-old lab. He has learned to play fetch in the backyard and loves walks around our neighborhood. He is currently about forty pounds of chubby puppy and thinks he's a lap dog. Hercules is my first four-legged child, but he has been a great learning experience. My parents are excited to have a grand-puppy and my best friends have gladly accepted him as their god child. He even sits in my lap (for now) while I Skype with my best friend in Italy.