Small boys seem to have a natural affinity with dogs. I imagine they see each other as equals.
Boo Boo and Billy get on very well, but for the moment they never go on walks together.
The reason for this is simple; Boo Boo doesn't wear shoes, I have no idea why. Walking any distance here involves stepping over very spiky Chestnut husks (especially at the moment), and although Billy can simply avoid them; Boo Boo can't.
I'll have to buy him some new Gumboots before Autumn; whether he'll wear them or not is another question, but if he wants to go walkies with Billy, he'll have to. And as for joining me on mushrooming searches.....they will be essential.
NB. Billy had his 'snip' last Tuesday..... He took it very well, and he's still talking to us; thank goodness!