Monday, July 23, 2007

Back to School Dog Students

Get ready for another fun year of learning with my new back to school Labrador designs. Labs love to learn, so it's no surprize they are excited about the up-coming start of school. Here is my black Lab on his way to classes with a backpack that says "School is Cool". He joins his chocolate and yellow friends as well as a black Lab, yellow Lab and chocolate Lab wearing book bags that say "Teacher's Pet" - a fun twist on words. Whether you are a student or a teacher or a classroom helper or tutor, these simple dog designs will make lessons more fun for everyone. There are also products to decorate your classroom or for great gifts for teachers, students or anyone who helps someone learn something new. Visit my OtterTail Art for Dog Lovers Shop for your next back to school supplies.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Our Oldest Labrador Retriever

Happy Birthday, Dave! On Sunday, 8 July 2007, our OtterTail Decathlon Dave celebrated his 15th birthday. Dave is our longest living Lab (or any dog) to date, although he is not the oldest OtterTail. Maggie, a Labrador puppy from my first litter, lived to 16 years, 10 1/2 months. Our old man, who has always been affectionately call "Punkin' Dave", spends most of his time sleeping these days. We will continue to wait on his every need as long as he wants to stay with us. He enjoyed some grilled steak and extra carrots (his real favorite) as birthday treats. Dave, as his name suggests, was born during the 1992 olympics. Though he was named for the decathlete, Dave Johnson (which also happened to be the name of a friend of ours), his very favorite "event" was running. When Dave was younger he loved to run as fast as he could for as long as he could. Then he would catch his breath and run some more. He would have been an olympic runner if he could. Happy Birthday, Dave - we all love you!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Patriotic Dogs - Fun For All

Happy Independence Day to US friends celebrating the 4th of July! Here is my patriotic "Go Fast Dog" starting the festivities early. He's running to spread joy like many Labrador Retrievers do just for fun. This silly dog is a stars and stripes digital manipulation of my original drawing. The red, white and blue design is available on t-shirts, clothing, mugs and other products in my OtterTail Art for Dog Lovers Shop and comes in different colors for holidays and everyday. He can also be found stealing Santa's hat in popular black Lab, yellow Lab and chocolate Lab versions in the holiday section of my shop. May we all feel the joy of living and value our freedom the way well-loved Labrador Retrievers do!