Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Blogs are so popular that I thought it would be fun to provide some thoughts on living life with our Labradors. Every day is an adventure of some kind. Some are good days with lots of laughs and smiles, while other days leave me wondering why I ever decided it was a good idea to have 12 (or more) Labradors. You can read all about how we got started by going to the scrapbook page and clicking on the article about us that was published in the Labrador Quarterly. I'll try to provide some humor here and give you a real taste of dog shows, judging dogs, breeding dogs, and living with dogs. The photo above more or less captures a good reason for having a dog blog. How else can you convey their sense of fun and adventure? Labradors are the king of comedy and are always inventing ways to make me smile.
Just this morning I was out to clean the kennels. The dogs were out, barking and bouncing around the paddocks. We have four large turn out areas where they play, dig, poop, and generally amuse themselves. In the small puppy paddock, I watched Pink and Vera, our 12 week old puppies from the breeding of Stella to George (go to www.surry-labradors.com/puppies.htm). They were running around the base of two large pine trees, playing hide and seek. One would stalk the other and pounce. I could watch them for hours! Sometimes, one will strike a pose that just takes my breath away--perfect top line, great reach of neck, wonderful angles--and I start to get really excited. I have to remind myself that there's a long path to having the next champion. Maybe Pink or Vera will make the grade. Time will tell. Well, enjoy the information. Hopefully, it will be entertaining to a certain degree.
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