labs

Isabel, One of two sister Lab/Whippet rescues from Tennessee (part 2, she said)

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About a month and a half later he called and said he just got a litter of lab mix puppies.     We saw the photos and decided it was a perfect time to get one for ourselves, too.           We got two sisters.  They get to play together often, living in the same city.

I told her my boyfriend and I were coming to her neighborhood for Bloody Mary’s.   When I got there I asked her to come downstairs and let us in.  She saw her puppy wrapped in a bow and kissed it.  She was overwhelmed with joy and began to cry.  I let her have her moment and then I showed her Isabelle, her puppy’s sister.

It was one of the best moments ever.”

 

Charlie, the lab mix with a great smile (part 1)

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“I grew up with dogs.

I was single and living alone so I put off getting a dog.

When I got engaged and bought a house I decided it was time to get a dog.

I own my own business so I could take a dog to work.  I knew I wouldn’t be leaving him at home all day by himself because I had flexibility.

I knew I wanted a Labrador Retriever or a Lab mix.

There is a rescue agency based in Rhode Island that rescues dogs from down south and places them up and down the northeast coast.

I saw a photo of Charlie on their site.  He was brought up to a foster family in Rhode Island from Alabama.

I decided to surprise my wife.”

Isabelle and her sister, the surprise (part 1)

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“My boyfriend and I were looking for a puppy for my best friend for her birthday.   She has a boxer that’s 8 and wanted a companion for her dog as well as herself (for when her dog passes).

She is a maternal person and enjoys caring for others.

She left it up to me to pick out her dog.  She wanted it to be a surprise.

We definitely wanted to get her a rescue.

We found a boxer lab mix and filled out the forms.

A few days before the puppy was supposed to be shipped from Tennessee, the man from the rescue group told me, the puppy had parvo, (a deadly virus) and didn’t survive.

He had a few puppies that weren’t right for her lifestyle, so we told him to hold on to our deposit and we would check back with him.

About a month and a half later he called and said he just got a litter of lab mix puppies.     We saw the photos and decided it was a perfect time to get one for ourselves, too.           We got two sisters.  They get to play together often, living in the same city.

I told her my boyfriend and I were coming to her neighborhood for Bloody Mary’s.   When I got there I asked her to come downstairs and let us in.  She saw her puppy wrapped in a bow and kissed it.  She was overwhelmed with joy and began to cry.  I let her have her moment and then I showed her Isabelle, her puppy’s sister.

It was one of the best moments ever.”

 

Milo, the considerate old soul

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“My wife wanted a dog.

She used to show English Pointers in the states but then she moved to the U.K., where we met.

She couldn’t bring a dog overseas because of the quarantine.

We got married, moved to the country and got a Rottweiler called Penny.

We got Milo as a companion for Penny.  They were very close until Penny died a few years ago.

Since Penny died he’s been the center of our lives.

He’s so sensitive and considerate.

When he had diarrhea recently, and we were gone, he pooped in the bathtub instead of on a rug in the living room.

My wife suffers from migraines. Milo often puts his head on her feet and is a great comfort to her.

He’s always been a sweetheart.

He’s quite an old soul.

He’s a slice of Britain in New York.”

Sabrina and Lazarus

FullSizeRender-7FullSizeRender-8Sabrina is about eight and Lazarus is about seven.

They  were both rescues. We wanted a companion for our last lab, and we found Sabrina on a rescue site. She is from New Orleans.

Her personality was not that of a lab, so we had her DNA tested and she is 0% lab.

She is Belgian Shepherd, Beagle and terrier. Apparently, when you combine those things it looks like a small American lab.

After our lab died we got Lazarus as a companion for Sabrina.

Lazarus was found on Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico. He was almost dead, hence his name.

The Sato Project saved him. They try to save all the dogs from Dead Beach.

They save the ones that are adoptable and send to them to the U. S.

We got Lazarus at the end of July.

He still stands backward in the elevator staring at the wall.

I think Lazarus makes us slow down, so we meet a lot of people.

Sabrina will do anything for a treat, so we know most of the doormen in the neighborhood that give out treats.

She likes to stand on her hind legs and put her front paws on the counter when we go shopping.

Paper Source is her favorite store.