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    Hi Lab Lovers,

    Longtime reader, first time poster... but I'm not a newbie when it comes to Labs. I grew up with Labs and actively volunteer to socialize Lab puppies that are being trained as service dogs for returning war veterans and for law enforcement/explosives detection.

    After many, many, MANY years of waiting to be in the right position to give a dog the care it needs, my husband and I are FINALLY getting our own Lab. A lot of research went into choosing the kennel, and we will be meeting the litter (and mother; father is a stud but I have seen photos) soon.

    My question is: should I bring something small to say "thanks" to our breeder? I was thinking of baking some Lab-shaped cookies. Just something to bring besides my list of questions!

    After waiting nearly my whole life for a dog that is finally 100% mine to care for, my dream is coming true--and I want to show my appreciation. This will be our first meeting (pups are 4 weeks old) and I really want to thank the breeder for all her hard work. I can't imagine what it must be like to be active in the conformation community while raising a litter.

    I'd really love any input and I highly value the opinions of this community. Hopefully this is just the first of many posts for me.

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    I think it's a lovely gesture and the breeder will be touched by your thoughtfulness.

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    5 bottles of wine is a good strat, it's amazing how much you can knock off the price after each bottle.

    In truth some lab cookies would be a good idea and the breeder would probably appreciate it.

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    Although I like the wine idea! The cookies sound like a nice gesture. Congrats on your new addition!
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    Labragator = UF alum? ? ?


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    Not a UF alum... it's from this meme:
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    And thanks everyone for your thoughts!

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    Welcome! I think the cookies are a great idea!
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    Very nice gesture.

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    Welcome and congratulations! I think the cookies are a wonderful idea. Do you know if you ate getting a male or female and what color yet?
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    Can't wait to see pictures of your new baby!!

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