***WARNING------ LOTS OF PICTURES*****
About a year ago Brian and I decided it was time to add another lab to our family. Elias had just turned 4 so we thought it was a perfect time. We decided we wanted another male, yellow this time. We contacted Elias' breeder here in NJ but she didn't have any, or any planned for a while.
Then came Lily's litter from Cinderbay Labs. Kim was torturing all of us here with daily pictures and updates on the litter with the 1 lone yellow boy, Cowboy! He stood out like a sore thumb, not only because of his color, but his size and personality were quite huge
I contacted Kim when the pups were about 3 weeks old and to my delight Cowboy was available! Kim was just wonderful to work with and to this day I consider her a friend. I booked a plane ticket to Detroit Michigan. The intention was for me to fly out there one day, spend the night at Lily's breeders house where Wyatt would be, and then fly back the next day with Wyatt in the plane with me.
Well that plan came to a screaching hault at about 6 1/2 weeks when Kim told me there was no way Wyatt would fit inside the airline approved bag, he couldn't even fit into the larger size!
Here is a picture that I will never forget. Wyatt inside the airline approved bag:
I was so upset that our plan wasn't going to work out, but this picture made me laugh so hard!!!
Well at the last minute I cancelled my flight and booked him on his own flight flying cargo. Kim and I were both nervous but we got through it together with many phone calls!
When I picked up my boy at Newark Airport all my fears were put at ease because the second I took him out of the crate he was as cool as a cucumber.
First night home, Elias already trying to play with him!
Last edited by blacklabelias; 10-26-2009 at 10:04 AM.
My little Christmas present
Sitting like his Mama
Christmas with his Grandpop!
More hiking, always watching his big brother
My 3 boys
Hiking in the snow
Loving his brother on yet, another hike
Happy 1st Birthday Mr. Wyatt & the rest of bros & sis from Cinderbay.
Sam, OMG, I remember you posting that pic of him & trying to squeeze into that carrier. He was an adorable pup & he grown into a handsome young man.
My pretty girl, Lexi!
Sleeping on his brother
Proudly walking with a treasure he found on a hike
He got to reunite with his Mama in April!
Meeting his grandmom Nicki and Aunt Friday!
He got to go to the dog beach in Manasquan a few times
He found out he loves tomatoes
We got a boat and he loved it!
He spent a week In Addison Vermont!
Loving yet another hike
And here is it today, the morning of his 1st Birthday
We love you so much Wyatt! In such a short amount of time you have given us so much joy and love!!!
THANKS KIM, I'm eternally grateful!
Such a nice tribute! Happy birthday, big guy! Is Wyatt still a big boy or did he just have an early growth spurt?
Happy Birthday Wyatt (and the rest of the Cinderbay pups)! He really is a handsome dog!
Daisy, Hayshaker She's Utterly Unforgettable, CGC
Lola, our mellow yellow gal. Gotcha on 1-7-07
Happy Birthday big boy!!! GREAT pictures!
It's not the destination, it's the journey!