Friday, July 16, 2010

Photo Friday: Chocolate Companion

Mook and I have always been dog people, so it was only natural for us to adopt a precious little pup as we were starting our life together.

As we drove to pick her up, we still hadn't agreed on a name. Let me just share some of Mook's brilliant suggestions: Lunchbox, Milkshake (that is her middle name), Darth Vader, Taxi...

So you get the idea.

Mine of course, were much more intelligent ;)

We finally settled on something that deserves a resounding "Awwwwwww"....we named her after the dorm where we met in college.



Here she is at only 6 weeks old...





And as you can see, even at 75 lbs, she still thinks she is a puppy.




I took this this morning after she chased a cat out of the back yard. 


I can clearly see the gray forming around her mouth and spattered across her coat. She'll be 6 next year--still young in my opinion! I hope she's with us for many more years--she and Oman are really starting to become best buds. Just the other night, I got up for some water, and noticed that J wasn't in her usual spot near my bed. I got a bit concerened since it usually means she's wandered off to get sick somewhere in the house. However, I found her curled up right outside Oman's door. Melted my heart on the spot....






Today's other Photo Friday entries are over here--go check 'em out!

21 comments:

  1. Oh I love labs! Our Ellie girl is eight years old and has put on a lot of gray around her mouth. I can't believe it has been eight years since we went and got her from the pound!

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  2. She is so beautiful. I love that she is becoming best buds with Oman.

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  3. Can't wait to see her in a few days! What is it about men that makes them want to give dogs ridiculous names? M wanted to name both Augie and Cooper "Bucket." You see who won out on that argument!

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  4. so sweet!!

    Our puppy follows our daughter EVERYWHERE. It's awesome :)

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  5. What a sweet chocolate girl. It makes me sad to see the white spread around my dog's face.

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  6. I am so excited we get to see her next week!!!!

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  7. I love it when their puppies and so soft and cuddly! If we didn't have such a long commute, I would love to get a Lab!

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  8. She is just the sweetest thing ever! That is so adorable that she and Oman are becoming best buddies.

    She and Marty Boy need a play date sometime. I'm sure she would look at him like he was crazy! lol

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  9. We had labs growing up and they are just the best dogs to have with kids. They're great companions. She is gorgeous!

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  10. Our dog is 8 and is a shorter lived breed than labs, but I'm really hoping that she and our daughter become good buddies in the time she has left.

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  11. so cute!!! I love the puppy picture the best.

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  12. she is BEAUTIFUL!! W is going to freak out when he meets her!!

    (& he will feed her well)

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  13. Awww, what a sweet puppy. I am quite the dog-lover myself.

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  14. what a sweetie! very distinguished with her gray too. I love how protective they are of the little ones!

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  15. wow, what a beautiful doggie :)

    I know that our German Shepherd and the boys are starting to really get to know each other now and he does "Guard" their room now too.
    Jacob will go up and just HUG him...and Gio likes to pull his tail and kiss/smack him on the nose..GOOD TIMES.

    I love this story...hope your doggie is with you for a lot more years. :)

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  16. Hi there! I just stumbled upon your blog and the photo of your cute dog caught my attention. I am a sucker for dogs ;) and babies! I got a mental picture of your dog sitting outside of your baby's room - how adorable! I just found your story very inspirational and your whole journey to becoming a mom. I am sure many couples that are looking for egg freeze treatments and IVF love to hear your stories. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Everyone needs chocolate. I want to cuddle her so bad. I don't think her and M would be friends but a girl can dream can't she?

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