up high - to the side - down low - too slow!

what’s in a high five? according to everyone’s favorite reference source (wikipedia), “a celebratory hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand, about head high, and push, slide or slap the flat of their palm and hand against the palm and flat hand of their partner.” While great controversy over the originator of the high five remains, we, as a society, have found cause for celebration with national high five day (also known as april 21,2011).

when i started at molly mutt a few months ago i had long dreamed of having a pup of my own. dreams turned into yearning and yearning into obsession until i found the dog who seemed to be made just for me: my new companion, rocky (aka rockster, rock, rocky balboa, and monster). i adopted rocky from a rescue in south san francisco and since then have learned that this mischievous puppy has many tricks up his sleeve…but none as great as the “high five!”

while rocky and i celebrate this national high fives day in style. how will you and your favorite mutt? please share (photos, video, snail mail all accepted) your favorite tricks with us!