I probably post to much Labrador photos….but what the heck ….Here’s a pic of the pack ….Zeus(Nearr Lab) front left (15 months)(Still a chocolate missle ….) tennis ball retriever extraordianary! Sadie-mae, Front Right(10 y.o. English couch potato!) Brandy, Upper Left(3.5 y.o.Alpha female…)speed demon,Thats why she has the bell !). Kobe, (Neighbors dog, Upper Right)111 pound american male lab ,a big baby . 9,y.o.
We just got back from the beach….they are behaving because I have P.B.dog cookies in my hand ….Lexi the neighbors Lab/Rottie also went ,but it would appear she is afraid of the camera …..along with all her other fears ,so she is hiding in the rear seat of my truck. As you can see they are all doing well,a daily walk to the beach and playing ball is what life is all about …..they meet a lot of people and other dogs. Last weekend I was throwing dog toys for eleven dogs, only Lexi and a Rodesian ridge back (Simba)were not labs ….Barkley, a Chocolate lab kept stealing my toys and tried to bury them(lets see retrieve it then dig as fast as I can and bury it …..I think thats correct????) ..Kobe takes a tennis ball in the water ,punches holes in it with his teeth and then makes it bob under water up to the surface until it so full of water it sinks, then he digs like a mad dog trying to find it …..Zeus is a retriever of the toys, sticks etc…..run down the beach,splash like mad dog to deep water ,then swim to ball stick etc…..then return to me,and do it all over again !(Whats a torn ro-to-cuff feel like ???) Sadie-mae is the smart one,she wades in the water holding a tennis ball and watches the whole confussing mess !
Zeus’s time is “play time”,yes there is sleep time, and eat time ,and counter surfing time,and dump over the trash time,and all other time is play time ….He is doing fine here,and he really is a bouncing baby lab,full of energy and ready to go at the drop of a hat ….there really is no issues ……he’s what I expect from a field lab,and having him keeps my wife and I going ,for walks,throwing toys,sticks,etc …..once he figures out were done for the evening and all the toys are rounded up he’ll settle down next to me or on the ottoman and go to sleep…..sometimes after nine pm,he slips off to bed in his bed and we never hear him do it ….
As stated earlier he gets to meet lots of other dogs and people on our walks and he has been great with everyone…..he is so focused on the balls,toys,sticks ,that there is no time to drift from his mission of returning whatever it is we throw…..he’s a joy to own,and everyone gets a kick out of his drive,energy and ability to get along with everyone…..