Sunday, January 28, 2018


Only those who have never owned a dog, or maybe have only owned one dog, would ask the question, "Are you going to replace your dog?" No dog can be replaced because each one has a very unique and special personality. They are no less individuals than people.

We have certainly seen that in the five very individual Labs that we have owned over the years. Each one has its likes, dislikes, quirks, and endearing qualities. You only need to observe Dylan and Dee Dee at the dog park to see they each have their own very distinct personalities.

Dylan is our friend and lover boy. He likes making friends and playing with other dogs. Dylan will often pick a special friend to play and tussle with, or they just lick each other faces.

He's happy in a crowd and can be found running with a pack of friends. He can best be described as a social butterfly.

Dee Dee, on the other hand, is typically off on her own sniffing and exploring. She's far more likely to approach people than dogs, looking for praise, a pet, and maybe even a treat.

She even tries to coax admirers into the park just so they can provide her the adoration she deserves. Dee Dee might be described as a loner, at least when it comes to other dogs. Mom suspects she believes she's actually a people and above the dog nonsense.

So to answer your question. No, Tucker didn't replace Duke and Dylan didn't replace Tucker and Dee Dee didn't replace Dyna. And lord knows, no one could replace Dee Dee! Each one is special in their own very unique way. And that is why we keep loving the "next one."

Sunday, January 7, 2018


Dylan and Dee Dee had a great holiday visit with their grandma but came back to frigid temperatures in Florida.

That didn't stop them from making their daily trip to the dog park. Mom and Dad just bundled up.

It's been cold - in the 20's and 30's. We can hear our Maine buddies scoff. It doesn't phase the kids or their dog park buddies. They have their cold weather wear. Mom and Dad's are now in the hands of lucky Goodwill recipients. Warm socks, insulated boots, heavy gloves - how were we to know we'd want these again one day?

Dreaming of the Bahamas and looking forward to warmer days coming.