This man proper right here is the rationale why I like labrador retrievers. He has all the standard lab character traits. I’ve had 6 labs (effectively perhaps 5, I’m undecided Molly actually has any lab in her) and Moose is essentially the most “labrador” of all of them. Professional the water factor… he isn’t a fan.
We adopted Moose when he was 7 years outdated. He weighed round 90lbs and had lengthy legs. He had a giant barrel chest. I at all times thought he was weimeraner or different huge barrel chested canine and labrador retriever combine. The knowledge panel DNA check mentioned he was 100% lab however I’m undecided.
Listed here are 5 traits that proved to me he was not less than half lab:
He LOVED individuals, particularly Don and me. He beloved everybody that ever came visiting and should you fed him or walked him, he was your good friend for all times.
He was a Stage 5 Clinger. For those who’ve heard the time period “velcro canine,” that was Moose. He was significantly clingy with me and that made me love him much more. If I received up and left the room, he adopted. If anybody went into the kitchen, he was at all times proper there. Greater than something I believe he beloved sleeping on the canine sofa along with his head resting in my lap. I beloved it.
He LOVED meals. To the purpose that his nostril received him into bother rather a lot. He would eat something with one exception. I dropped a lemon peel on the ground as soon as and he ate it. I assumed for positive he’d spit it out however he didn’t after which he begged for extra. (I didn’t give him extra.) The one factor he didn’t like was leafy greens. If I dropped lettuce or spinach on the ground, he would spit them out. LOL
He beloved to go for walks. He was at all times up for a stroll and he received a number of them.
His nostril labored on a regular basis. Even when his sight and his listening to began to fail, his nostril at all times labored.
You’ve in all probability observed that I’m writing prior to now tense. For those who don’t comply with me on Instagram you then don’t know that we mentioned goodbye to Moose on September twelfth. Right here’s the submit should you’d wish to learn it and present him some love.
I had actually hoped that he’d make it till his 15.5 birthday. We had been going to have a celebration however it wasn’t meant to be.
Don and I knew at the present time was coming so we tried to organize ourselves. For the final month or so, I noticed some refined modifications and I knew we had been nearing the tip. For essentially the most half, I believe Don and I are each doing okay and Molly appears effective too. Moose preferred her greater than she preferred him I believe.
It’s solely been a few weeks so I nonetheless have these moments after I overlook that he’s gone. These are the worst they usually make me unhappy. However I attempt to think about all the joyful occasions and there have been a number of these. He was a contented canine.
He beloved to lounge. I joke that he was the BEST canine mattress mannequin ever. He received a number of observe. If I wished to take his photograph, all I needed to do was put a canine mattress down and he’d lay down and finally even fall asleep.
That’s how I received the birthday images under. Don’t all canine birthday events embody a canine mattress?? He was a ham and at all times made me chortle.
The canine mattress images are a collection from a industrial photograph shoot for Large Barker. They mentioned: “We’d like it if he put his head on the bolster.” Moose mentioned, “I’ve received this!” And he did.