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A while ago Laura commented on some of my Trygvi photos, and asked whether he really spent that much time upside-down. She didn’t remember Grendel as frequently inverted.

Trygvi really does spend a remarkable amount of time with his feet up in the air, whether doing a headstand, or swimming the backstroke across the living room floor. (No really. Someday I’ll succeed in getting video.) He doesn’t lie down like a normal dog, settling one half then the other. Instead, he goes headfirst in a somersault. I haven’t managed to teach him how that command, because it’s not something he naturally does, and he gets terribly confused when I try to position him.

Grendel, on the other hand, maintained more of a wolf-like dignity.

Okay, you can stop laughing now. At least he was right-side-up most of the time. I think this is the only photo ever taken of Grendel inverted.

Grendel puppy

And this is one of the few pictures of Trygvi looking distinguished that have ever been taken.

Trygvi outside

I don’t expect there to be many more of those: he’s not big on standing still.

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