Wednesday, July 30, 2008

DOG CALENDAR ENTRY


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.

2 comments:

Jenny said...

Anne and Matt...

great picture.......... another Labrador friends clan...

But no choc... you need all the colors... hee hee

Colleen said...

Love the picture and would be great for a spring month in the calendar. I like that control you have where you told them to all look the same direction, too.