This was technically Spencer's second snow, however the first was just a dusting. This was a storm with high winds and the pup preferred to be inside next to the fire. It was so windy there were a lot of snowdrifts. Some areas were blown down to the grass while others were a foot deep.
One of the kid’s friends was getting picked up by their parent. Spencer had run over to say hello to the guest as they stood right inside the door. Spence was wiggling around dancing all over as the friend was trying to get their shoes on and their parent stood waiting. Amie realized this was bad manners and sent the pup back. Way back. She made him give a good ten feet of space to the guests. "Back, back, back!" as she pointed towards the direction she wanted him to go. Spencer reluctantly backed up and stood watching. In the dog world space is respect and getting into a stranger’s face as a greeting is pushy, and not very good manners. Imagine if we humans said hello like that—if I were to run over and get into the guest’s face to say hello... By asking him to have manners and respect keeps him in control and it also keeps him happy, as he knows exactly what he is supposed to do and who makes the calls.