Scout’s back! He’s your favorite golden retriever — and, as his person Reid Callan (OmniGraffle engineer) writes, quite simply, “He’s a good boy.”

Note from the photographs that he is indeed a certified good puppy. It’s got his name on it and everything.

But we’d take it one step further, as we are prone to do, and declare for all the world to know — regardless of the consequences; at-me if you dare — that Scout is the best dog.

Best. Doggo. Period.

Scout with his certification as a Good Puppy — BEST DOG

Scout plays hangdog — BEST DOG

Another view of Scout with his certification as a Good Puppy — BEST DOG

Scout playing tug of war — BEST DOG

Note the cat…

Scout — and a CAT OH NO — look at the camera while Reid plays a game — BEST DOG