We are just joining the forum. Our black lab Sabbath, is the third in my lifetime. I had a black lab puppy when I was a child. He got out of the fenced yard, ran into the street and was hit and killed by a car. I did not have another dog, a black lab named Angel, until I retired. We adopted her from the shelter, she was four, and an AKC registered full bred. She had heart worms, but we had her treated to kill all of them. We lost her about five years later to an unknown liver disease. It was devastating to our family. She was very close to our longhair black cat who sat in the rock garden for over a month looking for her. We grieved for her for several months, went from saying we would never have another, but knowing we would. We got a call from a friend that ran a shelter on 50 fenced acres, but could take no more dogs. She told us of a senior black lab that was 8 yrs old, and in rescue. We knew no one would adopt a dog her age, so we did. That is how we met Sabbath, a delightful black lab who is young at heart. When her Mom gets home from work she runs to her as if she was a puppy. She is spoiled, as are our two cats. The longhair black cat and her fell in love, and are mostly together sniffing, licking, and rubbing each other. She sleeps a lot, but she has earned the right to do so. So does her Daddy, and her sisters too. We are pleased to be among others that love labs as we do.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Welcome and congrats on the new family member. I am glad you found her and she you.
Welcome! I'm so glad your kitty has a new friend! All of them sound adorable!
Todd, Yellow Lab, 1/4/13
Mr. Utley, Welsh Corgi, 2/20/02
Welcome from a fellow black lab lover!
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
Welcome and please post pics when you can
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
Great story! Thanks so much for sharing. Welcome and congratulations.
J.R. and June