Happy Birthday, Wild Child!

Maybe by referring to him as our “Wild Child” we have unconsciously been sending negative vibes that help perpetuate the cyclone-like behaviour. People often say that a Labrador’s brain doesn’t kick in until they are at least three years old. Some warn that it’s more like five or six years, while others admit sometimes it neverContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Wild Child!”

Another new start…

We didn’t originally expect to get another Labrador Retriever, but life doesn’t always work out the way we intend, does it? “Life is all about how you handle Plan B” says a plaque a friend once sent me. So this is our Plan B. His call name is ‘Clipper’ (shortened from a registered name that will include ‘Eclipse’)Continue reading “Another new start…”

Sometimes it’s hard

Earlier this week, on Thanksgiving Monday, under the title “In all things give thanks“, I posted a photo I’d taken during a drive in the Fraser Valley,  and I included a quote from Psalm 95:2.  We have so much in our lives for which to be thankful and I was feeling full of praise. Tuesday morning we were once again driving in theContinue reading “Sometimes it’s hard”

That ‘Canine Wrecking Ball’ again

. I’m offering an updated November 2008 post today, followed by a few others from the archives during the next two weeks. I’ll be taking a brief blogging hiatus, but will be back with a fresh post on November 13th. ~ Have you ever lived with a dog? A big one, that thinks he’s aContinue reading “That ‘Canine Wrecking Ball’ again”

Tails of Woe

Our son and his family left this morning with the inlaws for an overseas holiday, and we’ve added their Labrador to our Labrador for the duration. She’s a very sweet-natured dog and gets along just fine with our equally lovable one.   Until today there wasn’t much dog hair around but suddenly I’ve discovered thatContinue reading “Tails of Woe”

A Canine Wrecking Ball in Demolition Mode

Have you ever lived with a dog? A big one, that thinks he’s a person? We’ve had many dogs through the years, mostly the small-to-middling sized Shelties that I’ve bred and trained for over thirty years. But a few years ago we returned to the breed of my childhood, Labrador Retrievers, and I’m beginning toContinue reading “A Canine Wrecking Ball in Demolition Mode”