BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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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.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday's Memory-Comet, Puppy Days

Hubby and I had been together a year (1992) when we decided it was time for children.

I've always said, "If I could have puppies, I'd stay pregnant."
Hard as we tried...no pups!

So, Hubby surprised me with a visit to a neighbor's house, who just happened to have a 5 week old Litter of Love.

Comet was my first Labrador Retriever. He was the cutest little furball I'd ever seen and it was love at first sight.
Comet was an "only dog" for over a year and my constant companion.
As a matter of fact, he went to Florida with us when Hubby and I got married.

Comet taught me that Labs are friendly, loving, playful, goofy, patient, loyal, and smart. My heart was broken when, at age 10, he developed a brain tumor and crossed The Rainbow Bridge.

Voting has begun in Tucker's Sit Stay Competition.

Check out all the great contestants and cast your vote!
Sassy is entry #32 on the right side bar.

Happy Trails,


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Can I go vote for Sissy tomorrow???
I am so tired tonight!!! We had company this evening and they wouldn't leave!!! Thanks for your kind words. You were a hottie too!!! Maybe still are. I am not any more. No matter. Tom loves me and that is all that counts.
Kiss the pups, Fern

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

Comet is a real khutie!

Thank woo fur sharing those sweet pikhs!

PeeEssWoo: Off to vote!

Elizabeth said...

Commet looks like he was a great friend!!! What great puppy photos those were!!

Elizabeth & Luna

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

Awwww. What a sweet, sweet story. Amazing how dogs touch our lives in so many ways. Give your pups a kiss for me, and thank you for this wonderful blog. I am thinking of starting Monday Memories for Sierra. Would you mind if I used your idea? They have been some of my favorite blogs.

Sierra-dog's peep, Lovie Lady.
AKA: Renee

Huskee and Hershey said...

Comet's an adorable pup! I love your term 'Litter of Love'!!

Sadly though, I seem to have more luck with pups than with babies.. not that I don't love my 2 furkids, it's just that I thought it'd be nice to have my baby grow up knowing and loving (and being loved ) by my 2 furkids.

~Kim~ said...

What a sweet tribute! There's always something special about your first puppy...My "first baby" was Tod who only lived to the age of 5--He died from cancer. But he gave us our love for the Retriever breed and opened the door for all who have come after him.

**I will cast my vote for Sassy!

Bobby said...

It is so hard to lose a friend so faithful and loyal,the eyes, the looks they gave you that stays with you. All you have is great memories and you know Comet had the best life he could with you. Now you have three pairs of eyes giving you that same adoring look.

kks said...

what a sweet pup, and the love of your life, i can tell....

Mango said...

Labrapups are the best. I am momma's first labradog ever and she says I am the smartest, most lovable, easy going doggie she ever had.

Of course first pups always have a special place in the hearts of their humans.


Anonymous said...

Comet was a doll!!! He was very fortunate to live 10 years with you! Who joined him when he was one year old? I'm loving Monday's Memory! SH

Madi and Mom said...

Comet was a handsome fellow....and he paved the way for all the lovely labs to come.
We voted Sassy!!!
Madi and Mom

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Great photo full of wonderful memories. Will sure check out Tucker's blog n vote. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ninny said...

Labs are such great dogs. Good thing you have a really big area for them to get outside and run around. While my first pet was a cat, dogs have always held the number one spot for pets in my heart.


Ina in Alaska said...

Comet was precious and I am sure was a most happy, loved dog! xoxo

Kathy said...

What cute puppy Comet was!
Funny how they are just like children and just wiggle their way into your heart as one of the family!

Sniff, sniff, so sad he passed over the Rainbow Bridge so young!

Sassy, Zack and Buddy should thank him for breaking you in for future labs! :)

Gloria said...

What a sweet pup! So you two are still newelyweds!!! Did not realize that.

Byron said...

What beautiful puppy pictures.

Good luck in Tucker's Sit/Stay, Sassy your pose is so, so cute!

Licks and slobbers,

Deb said...

Sweet Comet ~ Love the collage of him as a pup ♥
Good Luck cutest contestant Sassy - xo

KB said...

Thanks for telling us about Comet. As sad as you probably still are, at least you had the honor of those years with him. You were both lucky.

Comet wouldn't be an appropriate name for my high speed shooting star - R!

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of Coment. Stella's first 'love' was a lab. It's sad that Coment passed over the rainbow bridge at only 10, but those 10 years spent with you were filled with love, that's the important thing to remember.


Jenny said...

Totally sweet family. Furry, fun and they sometimes follow instructions! What is an iditarod? Is that the dog race? Do you do that?

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Oh Comet, so adorable! Life is just too short for these sweet labs. How bittersweet.

Kari in WeHo said...

which came first, the dog or the statue?

JackDaddy said...

Cool, Sassy has 19 votes now (20 if mine hadn't been counted yet).

I love that picture!!!

Alex93andme said...

Comet was totally adorable and I can tell very much loved. Beautiful tribute! Vote casted also!!! Debbie and Holly

Remington said...

What cute pics! Memories....always nice!

Twinkietinydog said...

Comet :) Fond memories. Thank you for sharing.:) As for the competitions. It's ridiculous! You try to vote. One is better than the next and so on. Good luck to us all

Mochi and Mommy said...

What cute pictures of Comet! I can tell how much you loved each other! Thank you for sharing!

I went to vote! Good luck! :)


The OP Pack said...

Comet was such an adorable pup. You have a lot of fond memories, we are sure.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Awww! Comet was such a handsome boy!! We know that you must miss him terribly!!

woofs and Kisses!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that Comet was so cute. We can see why you fell in love with him...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sam said...

Good luck! Comet looks like he was a real sweet dog!


River said...

Comet was a beautiful boy. Thanks for sharing his pictures!

love & wags,

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Comet was a beautiful dog, Kit... I'm sure he will always remain in your heart as one of the most special. All of our pets are special --but there are always ones which we keep close to our heart.

dewdana said...

What a handsome boy! Will go vote now!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.