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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.

Proud

Wow, it's been almost two weeks since I blogged.  My house is so quiet as I have just Storm Trooper and Laylah left.  Laylah is the little Pink Girl who we called Ribbon Girl at first for we put a ribbon around her neck to make sure she got extra attention for she was quiet and not active.  Well, that isn't true on this day.  That little girl has more energy and is one smart cookie.  The other day she figured out a way to crawl up on the shelf (over the wire) put her feet on the gate, and over she went and out into the kitchen.  So, once again, revamped the puppy room.  I'm really working on her manners and she is learning very quickly.  She will be staying here with Fred and I along with Storm Trooper.  Storm Trooper is a miniature Shadow and we have caught ourselves calling him Shadow.  He is quiet and also very intelligent.  Those two pups entertain themselves, use the doggy door to go out into big kennel to potty, kennel up when asked, sit for their food, and working on waiting.  Love them already....  My washing machine is taking a break,  Belle Starr is resting and healing so she will be ready in the spring for her next litter, and we as well besides training will regroup for the next litter.  So much was learned throughout this process and now that we have experienced it, know what to expect, and have all the equipment, we are looking forward to doing this again.  A few less puppies at birth would be just fine with us.... It's amazing what puppies can do when they are trained from the beginning.  They ate out of a bowl at three weeks, started potty training early on and by 8 weeks were pretty much kennel trained.  So very proud of my first litter and they will always be in my heart. One of the blessing of the process was meeting all the wonderful people who adopted our puppies and getting to know them.   We have very lucky puppies.  Proud at Happy Labs Kennel

Belle Starr resting up and preparing for her next litter....

Belle Starr resting up and preparing for her next litter....