This last July, we lost our lab – Major. It left a very large hole in all of our hearts, but especially my husband’s. He was a graduation gift and had been part of his life for a very long time. He has been unable to even think about getting another lab, until he had to go swimming this last weekend to get his ducks. Major was an awesome bird dog and could always be count on to retrieve Tony’s birds plus anybody else’s that were lost. He was such a great dog and left some very big shoes to fill. We spent the beginning of this week researching dog breeders and talking about things that were important. We were both ready to wait awhile. He wanted a black female this time and as it turns out there was a litter not very far from us that had 1 black female left. We decided to go take a look at the parents and the puppy and as the saying goes…the rest is history.
Say hello to Deuce.
She is 10 weeks old.
She has a great temperament and is so willing to please.
On the second day, I sent a message to my husband asking him when he was getting himself a dog 🙂 He laughed!
Darby is just as thrilled as Theron is to have a lab puppy running around. He was Major’s buddy and has missed him with the rest of us.
Kate isn’t as exuberant…
I think she is a little jealous – luckily he has enough love to spread around.
Tony has already started her training and they are both having fun.
As you can see – she loves the training bumper and she is already retrieving it!!!
She is so snuggly – she just melts in your arms. I’m soaking it up now because she is going to be a big girl and I won’t be able to pick her up very soon.
Oh Shannon, she is sooooo cute. I’m glad you both found one that will be your life friend. I miss having a puppy around. I am researching Corgies right now and am on two breeders lists for a Dalmatian. Enjoy her, she is adorable.
Having 5 Labradors living here I can understand the need for a Lab and the emptiness without one, but really, when your husband has to swim for his own ducks, then you know you NEED a Lab now! What a little sweetheart. I know, I know, all puppies are, but Labs, in my biased opinion, make for the most adorable and agreeable puppies. Congratulations to all of you! ( BTW, have you or your husband ever read any books by Mike Gould? He loves and lives for Labs and seems to come at his training with a heart and manner that reflect that. )
She’s beautiful! Tony had to swim for his ducks? You definitely needed a new Lab. When my fourth Great Dane, Rima, died at age 12, it took a while before I could think about another Great Dane. My life is always happier with a Great Dane in it, even though I still miss the ones that came before Maggie.
Congratulations on your new addition. I hope she fits in swimmingly! (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one. 🙂
She is a cutie! What big shoes she has to fill… You’ll never get another Major but there’s always the new personalities that win you over, in a different way. Glad you found a good little pup for Tony! 😀
What an adorable puppy! can I have him??