Six years ago Ernies previous family were posted to N.Z. Fengyang the son wouldn't come unless he could have a dog.
Two years ago they left and Fengyang did his mandatory 2 year stint in the army. Two months ago he returned to to do 3 years study in N.Z. He is in Otago and came to Wellington for a few days and visited Ernie.
They were both excited to see each other. Fengyang took Erns out each day. When he told me he had taken him for an hours walk up into the hills I though oh no...worst thing for Erns bad hips, but couldn't say anything.
Seeing a boy and his dog enjoying each other far out weighed this.
The day this pic was taken Ernie was showing off to his boy.
Hey boy watch me jump on the deck without using the step... watch me boy.. I can skid if I run fast enough... I can pull the plants out.. hey boy can you do this... and raced around butt tucking. You see can the look on Erns face.
When Fengyang left I told him Ernie would always love his first owner best and Erns was always here for him.
Excuse the wine bottle in the corner. They are for a garden design.
Now get out your tissues. A few days later I recieved an email saying Fengyang loved the new Ernie and thank you for loving him.
Bought a lump to my throat. Ernie and Fengyang have matured into very nice young men.
Love the pictures of the boys together.
Blackie and Ranger ...............................Reggie: 1996-2010 "Fly Reggie Fly"
The new Ernie... how wonderful. Erns is a charmer!!
What a great story. I can just picture Ernie putting on a show with a big ole labby smile.
That is wonderful story.....more so for it's wonderful illustration of the connection between boy and dog BUT ALSO the unlimited capacity of a Lab to love their family.....no matter how large, no matter how dispersed.
Thank you for sharing.
Penny from Sunny Southern California
How touching. ;D
Great Picture. I am sure they enjoyed each other immensely
Sandie, Tank 5/25/1998 - 07/08/2011, Orson & Sully
I love the Ernie stories......