Looking at this picture you might be fooled into thinking that Maddie loves to be close to me. Well, she does love me, but in actuality she is just lazy and would rather ride than walk!I suppose it is hard work to be a 140 pound Newfie. At least Maddie would have us think so! Most days,when I get in the gator to attend to chores she squeezes her massive body into the small space in front of the passenger seat of the gator. A reminder from me to pull in her tail.... and off we go.