Monday, 22 February 2010

Wiggle - Day 613

Since Sofy has been here, I've been doing a lot of thinking, mostly about dogs! And more specifically, how my canine companions seem to go in a cycle - 2 Black boys and a Choccie girl.

Back in 2005, I had Guinness, my first rescue Labrador and he'd been joined the year before by Poppy, beautiful ex-breeding bitch and Bumpy, blind Black Lab:

After Guinness passed away at the end of 2005, for a while it was just Poppy and Bumpy and the following year I started fostering.

Sadly, Poppy passed away in 2007, a short time after Dolly had arrived and in 2008, I lost Bumpy to cancer.

By the summer, Sir H and Wiggle had arrived arrived, and I was back to 2 Black Boys and a Choccie girl...

And now, the spot in the middle has been taken by another beautiful girl:

I never planned to have 3 and when I first adopted Guinness, back in 1999, would never have imagined that so many different Labrador's would have come and gone, some living out their last years, others on to new homes.

Having grown up with Labradors, I guess I have my parents to thank for my love of the breed and having been lucky to share my life with so many wonderful dogs, I can't imagine I'll ever have any other breed!


Fernando F. said...

somebody is testing you again and again by giving you the chance to take responsibility of dogs with different problems, and you are answering, again and again, by accepting the challenge. Those dogs couldn't ask for a better place to be in their last days of their lives. That's all we humans can do for our pets. Is sad when they leave us, but we should be happy to know that they had the best life possible.
You are collecting an obscene amount of good Karma for your next life (maybe there isn't, but is free to think there is one, so...).

Lucy the Lab said...

Thank you for giving all of these precious labs a good life; especially those whose first part of their lives may not have been so great. It must be hard to lose so many in the past few years but bless you for still being there for the others & for being willing to open your heart again & again.
Love, Wiggle's Best Girl,
Lucy the Lab