I trust you are all doing well…..I grabbed my camera today and took some pictures of Zeus…Remember him ?
The bouncing baby chocolate lab missle? He’s almost 2-1/2 years old now, but he is still full of energy (still hits mach-2) and loving life … he still requires a walk a day and as much “fetch” as you can stand….but with the past two days being really great weather in our area, it was off to the beach for some serious swimming and try to tire the Zeus out: 1/2 hour swimming, plus a one hour walk…..Brandy goes with us also, but she is not in any of the pic’s ….
Zeus is doing well and just got a clean bill of health from the vet ….he is still high energy, but is calming down and learing “patience” if we are not playing with him here at the house the little girl next door asks “can Zeus come over and play ” and she tires Zeus out with a long game of fetch,they both enjoy each others company a lot (and it gives my arm a rest).
The other enjoyment in Zeus’s life is our dog pond/pool we built for the dogs in the back yard. This is Zeus’s cool down pond and when he plays he’ll jump right in the pond when he gets hot ……when he wants to play, he will roll his deflated basketball into the pond and then jump in and retreive it and roll it back in again and so on, it’s a ball to watch ……even better is when he can see a tennis ball at the bottom of the pond that has sunk and watching him think (the gears are turning), as he tries to figure out a way to rescue the ball….so far he has not figured out how to hold his breath long enough to retrieve the sunken ball, but he will shortly….
At Zeus’s vet check they asked me how much I feed the brown missle …..my response was”he gets six cups of food a day”, plus treats,and in eighteen months he has not gained a pound, and I have lost weight also , so Zeus is keeping us in shape to boot..
I could go on and on ,about Zeus, but the bottom line is life for my family would not be the same without Zeus around, he’s a great dog and by this time next year, I’m sure he’ll start to mature and slow down a bit more…..but the sparkel in his eyes, the drive to run and jump after anything without any fear, and yet the gentleness to cuddle up with you when he can and share a nap together is something all people should get to experience once in their life….the unconditional love I get from my three labs is priceless…I hope you enjoy the photo’s, and thanks NEARR, we should all learn a lot from our labs …as the bumper sticker states “Wag More, Bark Less”.