Sunday, April 28, 2024

Who Let the Nordic Gods Out?

Saturday was busy with Spring chores. After the usual mowing and weeding there were gutters to be cleaned and a few posts put in for some galvanized barrier fencing around a red downspout water barrel which Sunny thinks is either (1) the world's biggest Kong or (2) an invitation to compete in barrel racing.

Then the mallet disappeared.

I'm THOR!!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Should I Eat This - A Labrador Flowchart

Sunny - attempting to eat dinner while Dad is still carrying in the food bowl from the porch where the food bin is kept.

So for those of you who have loved a Labrador, or have a Labrador puppy, I present. . . 

Monday, April 8, 2024

I know my name - pup update

Sunny doesn't start training with a trainer until next week, to give her some time to acclimate If you have never acclimated a rescue puppy that's 65 pounds, take a small Rhino, 45 towels, and a few squeaky toys and unleash in your small house.  Yard playtime time is essential.  That is where the puppy will race around with all the speed of a tree sloth, sniffing everything as slowly as possible, only to resume the last 3 laps of the Nascar race once re-entering your home.

But she knows her name now, will sit on command, and takes treats gently from my hand when she is praised for doing well.

I won't change a thing. 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Freedom Ride!!

We have added another rescue to the household.  Meet 10-month-old yellow Labrador Retriever  "Sunny"  - formerly AKC Honey Bee - I just wanted to avoid the whole shouting out in the yard in the morning at my husband and dog "Honey, don't  put that in your mouth!"  "Honey - NO! don't eat the rabbit poop!"  So a name change was in order, and she didn't seem to know her name at all given her previous environment.  

So Sunny she is. And she joins our Lorelei, age 12 and happy to have a playmate with Abby Lab gone now.  A breeder release, Sunny's front legs are a little bit bowed, likely from confinement in a too-small crate as she grew (for those of you my age, you'll know what I mean when I say she looks a bit like Festus from Gunsmoke when she ambles).  But she runs and plays without any issues and is LOVING a big sister and a big fenced yard.

Welcome to the pack Sunny.