Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Laralei is HOME!

Meet and Greet.

Laralei has arrived, exactly (to the day) five years after we adopted Abby Lab who was a puppy mill dog.

She's definitely going to be a Daddy's girl. (look at the hypersonic tail).
Her foster Mom brought her rabies tag and microchip info as well as all Vet updates since she was rescued.  She also left a full bag of her food so we could slowly change her over to the grain-free brand Abby Lab is on.

Her foster mom said she did great in the house, so curious about EVERYTHING (she'd never lived in a house) and one day she was printing something off in the other room and suddenly Laralei came running through the room with the printed paper in her mouth with a cry of Sparta!!! She's curious, but she doesn't chew stuff.

She plays really gently with Abby, who is loving the companionship and she went right in her crate while we made dinner. (I try and keep the dogs out of the kitchen when I have boiling water on the stove for pasta).
She just had a litter of puppies a few months ago but is in excellent health and although she's about 15 pounds overweight, at least she wasn't seriously malnourished as Abby was when she was rescued.  Not all breeder dogs get into rescue cared for as well, but the dogs are starved for affection and attention and make great rescue dogs.  Thank you Chicagoland Lab Rescue!


  1. Hari om
    Hello helllloooo hellloooooooooooooo!!! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Congrats on your new addition to the family. Laralei looks like a sweetie.

  3. You are adorable, welcome home Laralei!

  4. Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! Laralei, I'm SO excited to get to know you better! You really hit the jackpot with furever homes -- wait until you see some of the food your human cooks!

  5. Welcome to your wonderful furever home!!

  6. Welcome home, Laralie!!! So nice to meet you in the furs.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. We love happy stories. So glad she found her way to your loving home, and the girls get along well. Happy Gotcha Day to Abby and Laralei!

  8. Happy Gotcha Day Laralei.
    We are so glad you were rescued, get to
    live in a house full of love and a playmate.
    Enjoy and welcome to blogville.
    Can't wait to see you and Abby having fun together.

    ♥ Astro and Mitzie

  9. OMD!!!! WELCOME LARALEI!!! Oh gurl, you are gonna loves it there!
    You are one adorable puppers!
    Ruby ♥

  10. Welcome home, Laralei! Here's to happy days with your new family. 🥰Love the tail wagging pic.

  11. Congratulations! Laralei will be a great addition to the family, and a wonderful companion for Abby Lab. Hey, maybe she'll help with the food truck! In any case, we are very happy for all of you.


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