Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Black is Beautiful

So, I've been reading lots of blogs lately and in the process, I've encountered some great blogs with good writing and lovely pictures. One of the great things about Doggy Blogs is you start to get to know new people who love their four legged buds just as much as you do.
I've discovered Dexter, another lovely black lab, over at Mango and Dexter's great adventures who is hosting a contest for all the lovely black labbies out there. Of course, I HAVE to enter Sophie. She made me.  So, in honour of said contest, a little black is beautiful photoshoot, representing a quiet, rainy day for us...


Napping on the bed, while I write a paper...


Supervising mye efforts to cook dinner. I know she really, really wanted that Shepherd's Pie, but I'm on overdrive, keeping things off the counter. Poor Sophie, she would like you to know she's starving to death, as a result.




"Hmmm, what's that smell... are you sure I can't have some Shepherd's Pie, mom?? C'mon, please??"




Bored now. Must yawn. 




Ah, pretty girl!




And, not to be left out, Spike himself, come to check on dinner in the kitchen too.  I love my black kids, what can I say??

There was a time in my life, right after I lost Mortimer that I said NO BLACK DOGS, NO MALES and NO BORDER COLLIES OR MIXES!!  Of course, I met Spike and had to bring him home. And, when I was thinking about getting Spike a friend, I knew I wanted a bouncing, silly, goofball of a lab. I put in my order with Sophie's breeder, telling her I wanted a Yellow Male, please and thank you very much. So, of course in Soph's litter, there were 10 pups all together, 6 males, 4 females ALL BLACK. So, the rest is history. I have come to love these little black faces, and even if there is a little white face in the midst now, we won't hold that against her. We all know Murph aspires to be just like Sophie anyway!! Black dogs are beautiful and one was clearly not enough!

8 comments:

Mango said...

You are one lovely black lab gal. I think PeeWee just fainted from looking at your photos.

Slobbers,
Mango

Jen said...

LOL, poor Dex!! He'll have to admire from afar, since we are in good old Canada at this point! I won't tell on the poor girl that she's starting to grey around the edges and is showing her old age at 3 already, LOL. In any case, I guess the poor girl has earned those grey hairs, living with a bad case of Hip Dsyplasia and a seizure here and there. But, what she lacks in graceful mobility, she makes up for in good looks and stunning personality! And well, she bats her eyelashes back at PeeWee, just so ya know! :)

Ms. ~K said...

Love your black dogs!!!!
~K

twobarkingdogs said...

good looking kids you havve there!!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Hi Jen, found your blog through Mango's contest. We can't participate since Cabana is yellow. I love your sweet photos of Sophie--she's so sleek and pretty!

Jen said...

Ahh, thanks for the comments all! :) I've been reading your blogs too. Inspiring, the guide dog work, for one... wish I lived somewhere where I could raise puppies!! And, what can I say?? I love the black dogs, so I have to read yours too, you others. :)

thanks for reading!!

The Boston Lady said...

I would like to put in my vote for Sophie. I would have entered my "black and whites" but knew they wouldn't make the cut! In memory of my goofy "not black, but yellow lab", Jake, Sophie, I hope you take the cake! And Spike, I like that look...

dewdana said...

Pretty girl! I have lots of mid-woofing photos of Moose that look just like that!