Friday, April 29, 2011

Thank you for participating...

In March I entered Sable in the 2011 Jack Daniel's Single Barrel & Ducks Unlimited Dog of the Year contest which was open only to Chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

This week we received a very nice "thank you for participating" letter and a Jack Daniel's bandana as a gift for Sable.

The well-deserved win went to the wonderful Bud who along with his owner spends his time assisting disabled children, adults and wounded soldiers in duck hunting. Bud also helps the disabled during the summer in a water sports program. Congratulations Bud!

Sable brings so much joy and happiness to our lives that although she didn't win this contest, Sable is definitely Our Dog of the Year!

Sable looks quite stylish in her new bandana.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rainy Day Walk

Most pet owners understand that pets rely upon the routines set by their people, that is very true for dogs. So each day, no matter what Mother Nature has in store for us, Sable and I go for a morning walk.

We have had ran every day for eight days in a row, but so far we have been lucky, only a few drops or a little mist on our walks. Today was different. It was raining very steadily today, requiring a raincoat and umbrella for me, gear for Sable--nothing. Sable absolutely loves water and rain! Sable happily trots along in the rain enjoying herself and the water. Puddles are a particular joy for her, she actually makes a bee-line for them, the bigger the better. Sable does a high-stepping prance, splish-splashing right through the puddle, happy, happy dog!

After our walk, water-logged Sable.
Sable doesn't care what the weather is like as long as she is outside, she is content. What fun!


"When a dog wags her tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?" ~Anonymous

Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. ~Corey Ford