in this world of light and shade,
new life ~ puppy trust.
So cute !!! 🙂 very adorable. ..feel like cuddling the baby pup in my hands !
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Labrador pups love cuddles — not that they ever grow out of their desire for them!
She still pretends she’s a puppy sometimes these days, although the grey hairs on her chin tell us otherwise!
I so hear you. Zeke was bounding up and down the three adjoining yards in excitement over our walk!
Does he do the vertical take-off thing, when he’s pleased to see you, such as first thing in the morning or when you come in, having dared to go out for a few hours and left him at home?
No, he’s pretty calm. Except when I picked him up at.my sister’s after a week. He was beside himself and though he’s not supposed to jump, you could see the internal fight he had with himself! Of course the jump won…
I love this haiku, and that photograph of your puppy!
The picture was taken 8 years ago, but I was reminiscing 🙂 Then the haiku came to me!
What a beautiful pup! love this
Thank you. She was a beautiful puppy. Now she’s beautiful mature lady 🙂
What a sweetheart chocolate lab!
Sweetheart is a good description of her. I wrote the first draft of my next book for publishing when she was a puppy. The main character in the novel is a boy who owns a chocolate Labrador puppy!
For a moment I thought you’d acquired a new puppy, Sarah. Still, all the same, I’m sure she’s as beautiful now as she was when she was a puppy.
Yes Hugh, she is still beautiful, and a real character, too 🙂 I can’t believe that eight years have flown by so fast. Am hoping she lives as long (or longer) than her predecessor — a foxy-coloured Lab, who finally passed on at the grand age of 17!
Wow, 17 is a great age for a dog to reach, Sarah. I once had a Goldfish that lasted 16 years. Given that many pass away during their early year, everyone was amazed by just how long she lasted.
My son once had a pair of stick insects as pets. The female one last until she was 2 which, apparently, was some record as they average 1 year, but occasionally make it to 18 months. That goldfish of yours, Hugh, must have been as large as a koi carp by the time it passed on!
I would probably give her a kiss on the top of her head and get licked while smiling, Sarah. Such a beautiful little princess, so regal and proud. I bet she is fun to be around! 🙂
She’s great fun still, Robin, although no longer a pup … officially that is. She loves playing with her toys still, some of which are as old as her (nearly 8). I never had any trouble with her destroying things and she was totally house-trained in 2 weeks. Always a good girl, except when she sees a cat!
Lovely subject for a haiku! Such a cute dog. 🙂
Thank you, Carla. She was cute then and still is around people. It’s just that she’s nervous of other dogs (apart from a few special friends) and goes on the defensive with them. I think this is related to a bad experience she had as a pup, when she was being her usual friendly self and an Alsatian took exception to her exuberance.
Our little guy was that way too! He had been bullied by a black Lab dog at the dog beach in San Diego, and from then on he was afraid. It was sad. Eventually, he was re-oriented to dogs when he played with an older, slow, gentle dog. We lost him in October of last year after fourteen years. We are not over it yet.
The loss of a dog leaves a huge hole in one’s life. They are so much part of the family, as well as wonderful companions to people who live on their own who might otherwise be lonely. My mother used to breed dogs, so they were part of my life from an early age. It seemed so strange when I left home in my early twenties and lived in a flat, plus working full-time, which meant I couldn’t keep a dog. I so much missed canine company.
I thought you would like this, David, knowing how much you love dogs 🙂
She is 🙂
How sweet. She looks quite shy.
Nowadays, she’s shy with other dogs but not with people, but as a puppy she was everybody’s friend, whether human or canine. She even liked cats until she learned that they didn’t like her!
Oh what a cutie and your haiku feels joyful 🙂
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