Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Well this is a first for me....I'm in the "dog house" with one particularly British and ever so sweet Lab...I forgot her birthday on Saturday...August the 18th...I think I may have been too busy the week prior with the wedding and all...and then when Saturday rolled around...I was just too tired to think...So SORRY Maggie...this will have to do...until the weekend when we can celebrate everything right...So wishing my sweet dog ( I know my kids are going to kill me over this...I can see the jaws dropping and eyes rolling as I type!! lol) A VERY HAPPY FOURTH BIRTHDAY....NOW will you please give me some pups???
The first few pictures were taken today...I was pretending it was her birthday...I don't think she has caught on yet...funny because I was looking through all the information the breeder sent us when my husband picked her up in Manchester...she was the last one born in the liter...of 8 she was number 8...I should have known she was going to be stubborn...especially w/boys...she only weighed 11 1/2 oz. when she was born she wasn't the runt...but she was one of the 2 smallest...because their was a male that weighed exactly the same...it's hard to imagine it now that she weighs in at about 53 to 55 pounds...depending on her "water" weight gain...Yes...isn't that how all Ladies weigh... figuring "in" their water weight has to account for some added pounds! She is the most unusual but loving dog I have ever known...she is very loyal to me and my sweet hubbin AND she loves her baby sister "Cookie"...that would be the black and white "crazier than a loon" shitzu...she is very active...she could play catch with a ball, bumper or Frisbee ALL day if you let her...she loves running and finding them wherever they may have bounced or flown...the further and the harder to find...the better...she truly does have a nose for hunting...she is however, a nervous Nellie when new folks or other animals are around...she's a bit too protective...but never really mean...just barks and her hair stands straight on end...we are working on her "social" skills...b/c we do want her to "Play Well With Others"!...Thanks for indulging my in my dog loving craziness...but she is our baby for now...and we really do enjoy her!!
The second and third pictures are of what she loves to do most...running...catching...chasing the ball...again...she could do this for hours on end...I just get too tired to throw ALL the time...but I do spend an average of an hour or better each day (not all at once...15 minutes at a time...on good days)...throwing to her...it keeps her trim, fit and happy!! I aim to please...it's easier than hearing her beg...
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