In May of 2008, I saw an on-line biography about a female Golden Retriever that had been given up by her family and needed a furever home. It was love at first sight. After meeting her in person, it was very obvious that this was a special dog whose lifeforce was off the charts. Supremely confident with amazing self-esteem, she commanded any room she entered. Yet she was gentle and possessed that female Golden "Love me, Love me" persona. Almost three years later, she continued to seduce humans and K9s until the very end. Lady left for the Bridge on March 1st 2011. This is my feeble attempt to illustrate just how special Lady was - Her humble subject, The KT

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lady Pals - Buddy

Buddy has a history with two of my dogs: Devo and Lady. He belongs to the Greens; Andi's sister and her family. I used to puppy sit Buddy when he was a rambunctious 6 month old. This was the winter of Devo's life and he was not happy about this youngster invading his mellow space (he finally knew how Cosmo felt when he came home with me at 6 weeks old). Of course, he put up with it and tried everything to avoid playful attacks.

Devo sez: Thank god, he's finally asleep

Buddy is a typical goofy Lab mix (he allegedly has a Flat Coat somewhere in his gene pool). Today, he is 4 years old and hasn't changed much from his puppy terror days. Buddy is still very energetic and has matured into a handsome Black Lab. He really is a "good boy". Buddy and Lady became instant friends, sharing toys, playing and barking at Buddy's neighbor's yappy rat dog. It was a lot of fun to watch. When Buddy & Lady were together at our house, he was just one of the pack and was a joy to be around. Lady's calm, confident energy was just what Buddy needed. She fed off Buddy's high energy antics, reverting to occasional bouts of puppy play. It was like being in the their own private dog park every day.


  1. As you can imagine, I'm ooohing and awwwing all over the place...Lady had a soft spot tall, dark and handsome, huh?
    Happy Birthday Buddy Boy!

  2. I agree with Kit!! I'll bet Lady was a great mentor for Buddy to follow--Or did she follow him and get into some mischief?? :-)

  3. Oh what lovely photo's and what a lady Lady was, run free Lady, Dexter & Louis x