Katie, Casper and Kenzie, Labs
Anne & Matt Hare, owners
Katie is a rescue dog we got because our two other labs, Casper & Kenzie, were so attached and we knew that Kenzie’s passing would devastate Casper. Needless to say, the three of them formed a wonderful pack and Kenzie tolerated Katie’s youthful energy and exuberance like a champ. Kenzie lived for a year with her little pack and though we were crushed to lose our ‘old girl’ we knew that Casper & Katie had each other. Casper is a certified therapy dog, visiting patients in a local hospital and working with patients in a rehab facility. She loves to retrieve the newspapers they throw for her, pull them in their wheelchair, or just go for a slow walk next to their walker. She never met a stranger and her full body wag delights everyone she meets. Katie filled Kenzie’s big shoes well, for she is always up for a jog whether it’s 90 degrees or 20. Summer jogs are always rewarded with an immediate dip in the pool and then a long, hard belly-up nap in the air conditioning. Casper’s always ready to reward anyone with a big, slobbery kiss, but Katie is a little more reserved - must have something to do with her previous life before rescue. We’ve only recently been able to get a quick flip of her tongue on our nose, to which we squeal with delight and she excitedly jumps in circles. She’s a real sweetie who doesn’t realize she’s outgrown the lap dog stage. We’re so lucky to have been blessed by all of these wonderful dogs.