BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
(click to see movie trailer)

Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Best Fur-ever Friends

I love this picture of Zack and Buddy. They both look so happy, knee deep in the lake. (Do dogs have knees?)
If you click to enlarge the picture you can see that Buddy is missing one of his lower canines. He's also missing his upper canine on the opposite side. He was "snaggle-tooth" when we adopted him from the shelter. Our vet suspects he was not "perfectly suitable" for breeding or showing, and was surrendered by his owners. Honestly, would you have noticed it if I hadn't pointed it out?
If you're like me, you're too busy looking at his beautiful brown eyes to notice a couple of missing teeth. As you can see, missing a couple teeth hasn't hindered him at mealtime.

Happy Trails,


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

A purrrrfekht bite is SO overrated!


Anonymous said...

They are happy boys! Imagine being surrendered for missing teeth! Aren't you happy he is yours?! Those other people didn't deserve him. Cami was given up because she was not solid black. Mind you she was not particolored...she was a phantom. Their loss...my gain. SH

chicamom85 said...

I would have never noticed and besides now that I do, it gives him more character. They are beautiful.

Anne and Sasha

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YES!!!!!!!!!
We're like you!!!!
We see this sweet eyes and we feel how much Buddy is special for all of us!!!
What's matter if he have all teeth or not???
If you notice....Paco missed one of his teeth 2 years ago chewing a rock!!!!
We can create a super group of missed teeth dogs!!!!
HAve best friends is wonderful and if they are into our family all is perfect!!!
HAve a great weekend dear friends!!!
We love youuuuuuuuu!!!!!!
we would love to be with you in that lake!!!!

kks said...

that is a perfect picture! of course dogs have knees, that would be the stifle...:)
have a great wknd!

Anonymous said...

their loss was your gain... great picture!

countryliving said...

Never judge a book by its cover......

Thor said...

That´s a beautiful photo of Zack and Buddy! They look handsome and so happy:)
Have a fun weekend!


Kathy said...

Labs in a heavenly spot! That's what that pic says!!
Doesn't Zack like the lake, too?
Good thing Buddy hasn't noticed any teeth missing, looks like he's managed very well.

Gloria said...

Well now Billy feels better, he lost a tooth.......(cause of old age.....hehe) HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Kit and family,
What an adorable picture of Sassy and Buddy. I too was very engrossed in the ultimate Lab beauty of both of them. All I noticed was the love showing in their eyes and their happy faces.
Madi and Mom

Ina in Alaska said...

Happy wet buddies. Speaking of Buddy, who cares if a dog is not "suitable", a dog has a heart of gold and there is NO acceptable reason to give up a trusting soul. My little Toby was taken to Animal Control by his former loser family when they moved (without him of course). He is a perfect dog, he came with manners and has never messed in the house...I have had him since '07. When I took him for his checkup the vet had to remove 10 teeth due to poor care so although his mouth is not"perfect" he is perfect to us!

Anonymous said...

Looking at their faces it is obvious they love you so much. They both look so happy.
Another person wrote:
"All I noticed was the love showing in their eyes and their happy faces." This is exactly what I see when looking at that photograph!

Otso said...

Missing those teeth only made you look more gentle and handsome, Buddy mate!

Wish I could play with all three of you, especially in the lake!

JackDaddy said...

Someone must love them very very much for them to be so happy!

dewdana said...

Dogs definitely have knees... Moose has 1 knee that cost $4000! ;-)
I love that pic too it definitely captures doggie euphoria!
I have heard that dogs can lose their canines and other teeth if they are poorly confined and trying to get out. Sad if that were the reason, but in the long run I think people care more about it than the dog does! He is one handsome boy! SO is Zack but I do love a black lab! Give them all Kisses from Moose + Me

Dory's Backyard said...

BFFF's are the BEST!!!


Homer said...

No honestly we didn't see anything noticeable. All we see is a booti-ful dog!


PS: I just came from from the dentist 'cos I chipped one of my huge molar tooth and it needs filling.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I love your feeling groovy!! Dogs have the most beautiful eyes. They have such wondweful souls!! I love them more than I can say!!
I put something on my blog for you tonight.
Bambi and Fern

Anonymous said...

Nothing a bridge and a couple of crowns can't fix! I should know! Buddy has a sweet smile in spite of his minor imperfections...or maybe because of them!

MAX said...

Lovely pic. Thank goodness Zack and Buddy are with you now.
Lots of licks

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Great picture! Great tongue-age! And missing teeth? Good grief! TaiChi has lost a good many teeth to age and is quite the snaggle-puss, but I wouldn't give her away (and neither would Mom and Dad)!

*kissey face*