Something About A Labrador

January 30, 2012

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about labs.  I’ve owned, trained, and shown a handful of different dogs, and I’ve loved them all.  But labs hold a special place for me.  Maybe it’s because they’re the only dog I’ve owned that hunts with me.

No dog ever lives as long as we wish it would, but I’ve had particularly bad luck with my last two.  Both of them died young, one mysteriously (Lucky) and one from lymphatic cancer (Cyrus).  Of course, it wasn’t much easier with my previous dogs who lived long, full lives.  You just get so attached…

Anyway, after almost a year of waiting, hoping, and planning, I got a call a couple weeks ago from the breeder who sold us Cyrus.  I’d been hoping to get another pup from her, but it was starting to look like it just wasn’t going to happen.  Then she called with the news I’d been waiting for!  The pups were here, and I was welcome to come take my pick of the males.

So here he is!   Igneous Rock (Iggy), seven weeks old, is the newest addition to the household.  By next fall, he should be ready to chase birds… although right now I’m not sure if it’ll be CA waterfowl and pheasants, or TX quail and waterfowl.

Doesn’t matter.

The main thing is, we’ve got a new pup!


2 Responses to “Something About A Labrador”

  1. T. Michael Riddle on January 31st, 2012 11:58

    Handsome lookin’ pup P! Can’t wait to see him work. :^)

  2. Phillip on January 31st, 2012 12:35

    I’m looking forward to seeing him in action too! At 7 weeks, he’s already retrieving (in a fashion)! I’m not pushing him yet, but he’s got a ton of promise.