My good Labra-buddy, Dexter, is hosting the most awesome contest, exclusively for black Labs!
Now, I'm not usually one to brag, (heck, I don't even have all my teeth),
but my Rama says I am the most beautiful dog she has ever seen.
That's no small potatoes, cuz my Rama has seen a whole boatload of doggies in her 57+ years.
I wasn't always this cool, calm and collected.
When Rama discovered me in the shelter where she was volunteering, I was a wreck! I was in the last run, all by myself, barking like crazy, foaming at the mouth, and throwing myself onto the cage for attention.
I jumped on all the volunteer dog walkers, and Rama was the only who even tried to get near me. She recognized a dog in trouble and knew I needed to get out of the shelter quickly, before being labeled "aggressive".
Rama was aware of Black Dog Syndrome and she knew my chances of being adopted were not good. She and Dad decided to foster me, in an attempt to help me become more socialized and adoptable.
As soon as I got "home" and felt safe, I turned into my sweet, lovable, good-natured Labradorable self.
My beautiful, brown eyes melted Rama's heart and I had found my fur-ever home.
So what's so special about this black Labbie?
My shiny, black fur looks and feels like velvet.
I make grunting sounds like a little piggy when Rama rubs my soft ears. My long, wet tongue gives slobbery licks and Rama loves kissing my snooter and big, black, rubbery nose.
Just a look in my direction starts my tail thumping like a drum.
I'm goofy, gentle, playful, affectionate, loyal, smart, and happy.
Of course, I'm not perfect. I'm a tennis ball-a-holic, I'll roll in anything dead, and I've been known to eat some pretty disgusting things, as well.
But, one look at my smiling face and all is forgiven.
I drove a 1964 Plymouth Barracuda, (white with a black racing stripe down the middle), during my senior year of high school. My girlfriends and I decorated "Cuda for the homecoming parade with streamers, balloons and posters.
I received an invitation to my 40th reunion, which will be held next summer. I've never been to a class reunion, but I think it might be time to go...
I taught primary school for 27 years, and loved every minute of it. I am now enjoying retirement on 30+ acres in the north Georgia mountains with my husband and Labrador Retrievers.
When we aren't hanging out in the woods, we enjoy traveling in our RV w/ the dogs. One of our favorite destinations is the Pacific Northwest, especially the Oregon and Washington coasts.
My parents are deceased, I am an only child and have no children; therefore, my husband and dogs are my family.
My blog and blogging friends have taken the place of my classroom and students.
You could say, I've gone from SCHOOL DAYS to DOG DAZE.
Congrats to Matt, 2014 Yukon Quest Rookie of Year, Vets' and Spirit of North Awards and 3rd Place
Yukon River, South of Eagle, AK~ 1996
"I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now.. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again." Stephen Grellet (1773-1855)
Home Sweet Home
Out in the Boonies...
Hubby and Sassy-Oregon Coast 2006
Zack-Rescued November 2001
Sassy-Retirement gift to myself, May 2005
Buddy-Rescued March 2007
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