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To: AnAmericanMother
Sadly, my two labs were put down a few years ago and I miss them dearly. Bobby was a chocolate and Joey was a yellow from the same litter. We spent many afternoons walking them and throwing the ball into the lake on the Chicago waterfront near Diversey Harbor. Both guys were great to be with and good to the kids.

You will never find a better family dog than a Labrador Retriever, in my humble opinion. They are strong friendly dogs who are true friends. I took a steak bone out of Bobby's mouth once and he only looked at me to ask me why. And Joey chested up to a pit bull and won. I miss them. So do the kids.

44 posted on 02/06/2007 6:28:19 PM PST by Thebaddog (Labrador Retrievers are the dog's dog)
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To: Thebaddog
Aw, I'm so sorry. I hope that you'll be able to let a Lab or two back into your life soon. I'll never be without them again.

I have a 5 year old Chocolate and a 5 MONTH old Black, both girls. They are splendid dogs, my Choc has won many agility titles and a hunting title, she's fearless and a great hunter, plus she's a noisy watch dog and sweet with the children. Talk about pit bulls, we met a loose one while we were out walking and she stared him down. Here is her "don't mess with me" stare -- I interrupted a tug of war for the toy --

The little girl is too young to do anything but pick up puppy bumpers and duck wings, but she's funny and sweet and full of puppy energy.

You could go into the pen of the boy who sired my Choc and pick up his food dish, and he would be like, "You're going to bring that back, aren't you?" He was a sweet old lovable boy, probably couldn't have found a bird in a phone booth if you poured ketchup on it (he was a show champion) but my Choc's mother was a high powered field trial bitch -- she takes after her mom. The Black is mostly field trial, has a little conformation in her so she has the proper head and the otter tail.

What kind of Lab do you think you might go for, when you decide to get another?

45 posted on 02/06/2007 6:46:05 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Thebaddog

I also had two labs, both black, and they are without a doubt the best dogs in the world. After I had to put down my last one I thought to myself that if God has a dog sitting next to him on the throne in heaven it will be a lab. They are no doubt the best family dogs in the world.


51 posted on 02/07/2007 9:59:55 AM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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