Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy First Birthday to my Black Labrador Puppy

Moonlit OtterTail Kemosahbee, aka Tonto, is one year old already!  Still very much a puppy at heart, he is a wonderful little man who is very well-behaved.  He looks pretty serious in this picture, but that's only because he was trying hard to pose for the photographer.

Tonto is growing up to be a handsome dog with lots of potential for a rewarding conformation show career.  Meanwhile he continues to learn and prefect his obedience exercises as well as fun tricks. Watch his birthday activities at Labrador Dogs on YouTube (that's me!)

Sharing happy birthday wishes with his littermates Moonlit's King of the Night, aka Dracula and Moonlit's Queen of the Night, aka Vampire who are doing well in dog shows now while Tonto is home waiting to grow his new coat.  Drac and Vamp were both here for training last winter so it's fun to read and hear about their successes in the ring already.

All three of these pups have wonderful Labrador temperament to match their good looks.  I am blessed to have Tonto in our family and love him to pieces!  Happy Birthday Kemosahbee!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Oldest Labrador Celebrates Birthday 15

Beautiful, old OtterTail Labrador Retriever Eponine celebrated her 15th birthday on June 12, 2012.  It was a cool, rainy day except for one cloudy break.  Unfortunately I had to be out for the afternoon and snapped this picture before I left.
Eponine was standing out in the rain waiting impatiently for me to take her for her daily walk and swim in the pond.  She was hard to resist (and pretty annoyed when I did not go on schedule)!  Luckily Jim was able to take her while I was gone.  She had a fun swim despite the weather, then was dried and bundled up in a blanket on the couch where I found her snoozing when I got home.  She has a selective appetite these days, but enjoyed a hard-cooked egg and some liver for her special birthday dinner.

Old senior dogs are so precious and have a great deal to teach us in the way they handle aging and daily living.  I am blessed to have this wonderful "old woman" in my life!!  Although Eponine and her brother, yellow Labrador Marius (RIP 6/12/97-9/28/11), were named for characters from Les Miserables, they both brought joy beyond measure to our family for many years.  Happy Birthday my sweet!