Happy Birthday Hershey Kisses and thank you for the most wonderful 9 and a half months we have had in a long time. You have been our friend, our companion, our devil, and we have loved you every minute of it. Even when we were cleaning up the diarrhea in the crate. Even when cleaning up the shredded whatever from the floor, the destuffed bed, when chasing you all over the neighborhood when recall was a foreign concept to you, when we paid the bill at the U for your dental work, when we almost lost you in your first day home. When you decided that class was over a half hour early and liad down, barking repeatedly, and refused to do anything else for anyone. You will always have a home with us, and we will always look forward to seeing you on our return to the house as you show us that you are so happy when you see us return.
We found Just Labradors on May 21st. Such a great place to learn about you. Such a great bunch of people that care more about their dogs than they do about themselves. Such wonderful help. AND HK, if it wasn't for Just Labradors, I would never have known about dog parks, and you wouldn't be the dog you are today.
Okay, the story.
Almost 1 year ago to the day, when sitting in the kitchen eating dinner, my DW said, ĎI want a Chocolate Lab.í I almost had a heart attack. She is not a dog person. The last dog had to be a small non-shedding dog. A Lab would be my choice if not a Golden Retriever, but I never told her that. Okay, dear. Whatever you say, but why donít you think about this for a little while. I was sure this request would be forgotten or at minimum revised. Three weeks later, I was asked if I had found a Chocolate Lab yet. Hmmm! Didnít go away. Didnít change. Need to understand that my head is spinning but not sure if it is faster than my heart is beating. I think the saying goes something about the horse is out of the barn. On March 10th we drove 100 miles to a breeder and saw her for the first time.
Short version with limited photos follows.
Longer version with more pics are located here
On March 24th we went back to pick her up with or granddaughter
She grew so fast
She loves the outdoors
Itís her first birthday
More photos, more captions, found here
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
May you have many more HK!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HK!!!!
You're a very pretty girl, and deserve all the best on your birthday!! (even if you won't wear the hat!!)
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Happy birthday pretty girl! You be good and let Dad put your eye medicine in even if it is your birthday, k?
Happy birthday pretty girl! Sammi and I send lots of :-* your way!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HK!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HK
I loved all your pictures, it was lots of fun looking at the ones on your special page.
Duke sends you :-* :-*
Penny from Sunny Southern California
Happy birthday little lady!!
I really enjoyed going through all the photos on her birthday page, she's certainly living the good life. She's also a really pretty girl, sweetness.
Many happy returns, HK, on what is just the first of many special days to follow! Happy first birthday!
Toby and Chamois say: GO STEELERS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERSHEY KISSES!!!
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence