Friday, July 13, 2007

Their Interest in What We Do

"Unbridled."

That's the term I'd use to describe our Labs' interest in everything we do.

And now that Elsie is no longer in heat, people have become interesting again.

Especially to Ridge.

As I've blogged before, I really believe he's finally made us his own (after coming to live with us as a three-year-old, nearly three years ago).

And it shows.

There's simply no containing his interest in our activity (even simple things like reading a magazine, pictured above).

It's almost as if, after two years of testing us out and finally realizing he's safe here, he wants to show us he can be a real Lab (not that he ever wasn't one; he's always been a great dog).

He seems to want to show us he can be affectionate and enthusiastic and people-oriented, too, just like the others.

He can even love to be touched (something he wasn't too keen on when he arrived).

But it seems he thinks he has lost time to make up for, so now he does all those things with abandon -- with enthusiasm that exceeds the normal Lab zealousness for all things human.

"Look, Dad! I can be a real Lab!"

Silly Ridge.

He's been a "real" Lab all along. We've loved him like one since the day he arrived.

And that love seems to be paying off.

Call me irrational, but I think our love is being returned.

Tenfold.

'Til next time,
Joan

5 comments:

JuliaR said...

I love that chin on the table.

Keeping an eye on your countdown!

L^2 said...

Haha... Seeing Ridge with his chin on the table reminds me of my ever-curious Stella. She was just doing that same thing this morning. :-)

Mrs. Chicky said...

If those pictures are any indication, I'd say he's a "real lab". No question.

Falon said...
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FG167 said...

I can't wait to find out about the pups! It's so close too. My boy is a fox red too, not quite as dark as Ridge. I see a lot of similarities though :)