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    DefaultHappy Birthday Pickles! (lots of pics)

    Today (give or take a few days) is Pickles' first birthday! I'm so lucky to have her - she's turning into a wonderful dog. I had always loved labradors, and one of my dream dogs is black male, but I hadn't been in a good position to have another dog until recently. Well, last spring break Fernando and I went to visit his grandmother along the Mexican border (Matamoros) to find a surprise - her dog, which she had just gotten, had recently had a litter of puppies. The mom's only known ancestor was a yellow lab, but there was clearly a lot of something else in there, and the dad was a black lab. To make a long story short, it wasn't a good situation (puppies living outside under a shed, not getting enough to eat, fleas/ticks, worms, etc). Needless to say, Pickles came back with us. She was barely 6 weeks old at the time, but given the circumstances, there wasn't much else we could do. She was so little - she didn't even weigh 3lbs! - and such a doll, however, those warning about lab puppies sure are accurate, lol. The next few months were challenging, but she was always smart and quick to learn, so training was a breeze. She excelled in her puppy class and anything else asked of her.

    This is Pickles with her mom and littermates:



    First day home:




    Sleeping:



    Starting to get bigger










    Pickles learned that sand piles were a lot of fun - you could jump off the top, slide down, and then do it all over again!







    You had lots of puppy friends





    But we can't forget Sassy, the cat who raised you:



    And Nellie, the dog who raised you:



    We took you to the beach for vacation with us, and here you learned to love the water









    ...even tho at home you didn't always have an ocean to play in :P



    Your ears have certainly changed over the months...not sure who that came from....







    ...but your love of water remains constant and is almost up there with your love of tennis balls.



    You were there with Nellie to the end, playing your last game of fetch together:



    And you took care of Charles, the new kitty, when he was ill



    And you welcomed Schatzi home, quickly becomming best buds



    Happy 1st Birthday Pickles! As soon as I get off work we're going to the dog park and to Petsmart. ;D

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    What a great story! I love the name "Pickles" and I love those ears even more!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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    Love the story ... Pickles is so cute.

    Happy Birthday Pickles ... enjoy your trip to Petsmart and the Dog Park!

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    Happy Birthday Pickles!!! Hope you have fun today!!!

    I heart Pickle ears. :-* :-*
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    Happy Birthday Pickles!

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    Happy Birthday Pickles!
    You have the most unique ears!!!!


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    Happy Birthday, Pickles! Looks like you know how to have fun.
    Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.

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    aww, happy birthday pickles!
    love your story and your ears!
    great pics, thanks for sharing, the sand pile ones were priceless!

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    Happy Birthday Pickles!

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    Happy Birthday Pickles!!

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