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.


Belle is now in her 7th week and has this thing about eating my squash stems.  She has chewed 3 hubbard squash off of their stems.  With this I decided that maybe she has some type of vitamin deficiency and when I was in Missoula Wednesday I bought some dog food that was made of only  bison and sweet potatoes.  I am mixing it with her other food.  Don't know if it is helping or not.  I did find her in the box of harvested acorn squash eating the stems off from them last night.  Maybe I should harvest the stems and sell as a pregnancy supplement.   There's a thought.  Major medical breakthrough for pregnant dogs.  She's slowing down a bit and sleeping more.  I took her for a long walk and she was very exhausted by the time we got home.  They say that exercise is good for them to help with birthing.  But, I am going to shorten her walks quite a bit.