We have The Boys (our teenaged offspring and a nephew) and The Kids (our dogs). We're lab lovers and rescue lovers. So our current pack consists of:
Madeline Anastasia (because her initials had to spell out MAN in order to offset any possibility of estrogen overtaking the testosterone in the house!) - a 6 yr old yellow Lab mix.
|Princess Maddie, aka Maddie Moo, Moo Moo|
Oliver Twist - a 4 yr old black Lab Beagle mix.
|Oliver, aka Ollie, Wallie, Ollie Pops|
Oliver started out life being called Malcolm but was quickly renamed when he would pick up his food dish after being fed and walk around with it very reminiscent of Oliver Twist. He has half a tail. Out of all of the litter mates that I saw when I picked him out only one of them had a full tail (I'm always drawn to the underdogs). We were told his mom was a pure bred black Lab and, after examining him, our vet determined his dad was probably a Beagle because the tail defect is typical of that breed. I'm sorry to report that Oliver has a problem. He's a tennis ball junkie! I don't let him bring them into the house because they get so slobbery and gross so he'll sit at the back door looking longingly at them on the deck. He needs help.
Then there's Franklin:
|Franklin, aka Frankie, Franklinstein, Froo Froo, Yittlest Putch, Spankie|
|Score one for the Chihuahua!|