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They grow up so fast....

September 18th, 2006, 09:20 AM
I was looking at my pups today and realized how big they're getting-they're 10.5 months old now. And since Fingal's idea of a hug is to walk between your legs, stop half-way and put his head on your hip from behind (it's very cute!), I've really noticed how broad his back is getting. So, I went back and found bitty puppy pics:

The week we brought them home (at 5 weeks-WAY too young, but neither husband (the owner's or mine) would listen:frustrated: ):

September 18th, 2006, 09:23 AM
In March:

They were still small enough to share a single couch cushion, if they curled up or occupy a single couch cushion each if they stretched:

And this one should be in the cuddly pics thread:

September 18th, 2006, 09:26 AM
And now the comparison pics:


And September:

And Fingal a couple of days ago-look at the radiator for comparison

September 18th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Very cute. IMO, that's why black labs end up in the spca so often- they make the cutest puppies, but quickly become a handful.

I've never had a puppy really, so I can't imagine what it's like to see them become adults like that. :love:

September 18th, 2006, 10:28 AM
awwwwwwwwwww cuteness overload!

I love puppies :cloud9: good job on successfully raising couch potatoes :thumbs up

September 18th, 2006, 10:32 AM
I think you're right about why labs end up in SPCA's and such. They are adorable little pups but they grow quickly and do become a handful fast. :D
Even though they're not giants or anything, they're pretty strong and stubborn.

I spent last night from 6pm to 11pm constantly chasing Fingal out of stuff like the closet and the flyer pile, and breaking up wrestling matches that were getting out of hand, and fishing tennis balls out from under's like having a pair of 2 year olds into EVERYTHING!!! Lol-I think I was much more worn out than they were at bedtime. They get like this every Sunday night when my husband goes back to work for the week. It's like "Ha! Let's drive Mom nuts!". Weirdos. :D

September 18th, 2006, 10:34 AM
awwwwwwwwwww cuteness overload!

I love puppies :cloud9: good job on successfully raising couch potatoes :thumbs up

Couch potatos for about 20 hours a day-the other 4 they have major zoomies, whether in the house or outside. Not a bad ratio, though, specially for lab babies that don't get to swim anywhere near enough!:thumbs up

September 18th, 2006, 12:19 PM
My last encounter with a black lab ended up with me having a faceful of snow! lol

Once a long time ago we decided to help out a friend and dog-sit their black lab puppy (probably bout the same size as your two right now :p). This puppy was never really taken for walks and so didn't know the commands, but since we didn't have a fenced in yard or the electronic fence (like the owners did) we had no choice. At the time I was maybe 80 pounds too. So I decided that I would take Casey (the lab) for a walk. On our walk, Casey saw a squirrel and decided it was prey! So the squirrel runs away, Casey follows, and I'm the flag behind her. The squirrel entered the hedge, Casey followed, I almost did if my mom hadn't grabbed me! (The squirrel got away so no worries :)) Since it was the middle of winter I ended up with my face in the snow...oh boy was that cold!

Very cute little guys :) They are still cuties even this "old" :D


September 18th, 2006, 12:20 PM
And some more pics from today

Doggies in the window (not for sale at ANY price :D ):

Bronwyn in the other window

And my long and skinny girl

September 18th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Fingal's new busy project. He's been slowly skinning the tennis balls.

September 18th, 2006, 12:25 PM
So pretty! :)

September 18th, 2006, 12:57 PM
They're so shiny:D What do you feed them?

September 18th, 2006, 05:55 PM
those puppie pics are the so cute

September 18th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Great pictures. My lab is 14 months now and I can't believe how fast he grew either. :D Do Fingal and Bronwyn like to chew and dig? :frustrated:

September 18th, 2006, 06:48 PM
aawee! boootiful puppies! (they are always puppies to me). :thumbs up they look like they have wonderful personalities, too! :love:

September 18th, 2006, 09:17 PM
My last encounter with a black lab ended up with me having a faceful of snow! lol

I almost did a face-skid down the driveway this afternoon because they saw a plastic bag blowing down the sidewalk, and I wasn't ready for the lunge-I had both leashes in one hand. :eek:

They're so shiny What do you feed them?

Performatrin Ultra Chicken and Brown Rice plus fresh fruits and veggies as treats, and they get my husband's plate when he's finished with it, unless there's gravy on it, since gravy doesn't agree with them. I wanted to give them SG Wolf King, but it's $20+tax more expensive per bag and our budget won't quite swing that. As it turns out, it saved me the pain of switching foods now. But I wish it didn't have brewer's yeast or menadione. :sad: And I noticed today their skin is drier than I'd like (which is new), so they got some canned salmon with dinner.

Do Fingal and Bronwyn like to chew and dig?

Oh, yeah! They're not too bad with digging, but chew! We had a huge rope toy with a big knot in the middle, and they set to chewing through the knot. Took about 4 months but they got there. :D I recently lost a pillow to the teeth of a little boy, and our remote has some good tooth-marks in it, too.:frustrated:

they look like they have wonderful personalities, too!

Well, I'm probably biased, but I think so! Fingal is a clown and a goof and Bronny is our velcro, sucky girl (who is as stubborn as a rock). I love them to pieces. :love: And when I need a quieter cuddle, my Dancer cat is there for that. I'm a lucky girl!