Posts with tag: "furry children"
Time To Go
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I love dogs, I'm allergic to them, but I love them.  We've had labs around our home forever, Jay is a hunter and when I met him, he had a black lab named Buck.Buck was Jay's best friend, seriously, those two together were like brothers.  They wrestled, they played, they had a blast.  Jay trained Buck very well, so he was amazingly well mannered and would follow hand commands beautifully, it was really quite impressive.  He understood many words, not just commands and I could get him to go find a specific toy from another part of the house and he would do it.  Buck and I butted heads at times, but he was a great dog and worthy of all the respect that should be bestowed on an amazing hunting and family dog, he was a stud.We got Buddy, another black lab boy, when Buck was starting to show his age in the field, and we knew we needed Buck to help mentor his predecessor for a few years.  Unfortunately, Buddy earned the nickname "Dumb Buddy" because, well, he was energetic to put it nicely, but not the sharpest pencil in the box.   Evidently, he was a good hunter, if you could get the bird away from him before he really got to munching into him (which they aren't supposed to do). Buddy was funny, and I recall looking out the kitchen window to see him in the field tossing something into the air and catching it, tossing it into the air and catching it ...