May 24, 2014  Hi, I'm Linda and I had this great idea to train and raise labs for my retirement fun.  This is my very first web site experience and my very first blog. They always say there needs to be a first before their can be a second. Brilliant! Anyway so far this has been a wonderful experience and looking forward to having fun with my labs.


The pups are 8 weeks old today.   They have turned into miniature dogs and have discovered that they can bark.  How wonderful... They will jump and bark at each other just for fun.  Also they are very agile, jumping, running, 360s, 180s, into the dog house, in and out of the dog door. chasing, biting, chewing.  It's like having 10 four year olds at Chucky Cheese. A little over stimulated. On another note the little bundles go potty outside when I can let them out.  It's been very frigid, so not much outside time.  They are learning to sit, and working on Quiet... I have them on soaked puppy food now and they are doing great.  As they are slowly leaving for their new homes I feel a little empty place in my heart that they occupied for 2 months.  Each and every pup is as sweet and special as ever. Each night I throw into Belle Starr's kennel a couple of little blankets that I made for them so as they can take mommy's smell with them.  Each day it is easier with them and each night I seem to get more rest.  That is a good thing.  Parker is here helping me with them and that is such a treasure.  All the little things he does really helps.  We dewormed them again today but have to confess that we couldn't do the microchip thing.  Putting that huge needle into the pups just wasn't working for us.  So they will get a micro chip to have the vet administer...Feeling energized at Happy Labs Kennel.