Monday, April 07, 2008


I felt that I should post some photos of Jake- Barbara and Dave's beloved pet,who is staying with us this week. And, no Barbara, he has not run away. He did get out this morning but came when called. He knows where he's got it good.

This photo shows Jake where he spends the days- at my feet in my office. He has usurped the location from Simone who had this space all to herself prior to Jake's arrival.

And here he is with his beloved kong. Which he spends many hours attempting to bury not only in the yard but in my shoe closet as well. And, when he's not burying it I'm retrieving it from underneath every piece of furniture that he has managed to roll it under. It reminds me of the days I spent retrieving lego pieces for my kids.

He seems happy, he gets attention- much to Kayla and Simone's dismay and he's getting his exercise.

A sweeter dog there cannot be.

By the way- Kayla and Simone refused to have their picture taken with him. I'm sure I'll be punished later!

I guess here would be a good time to post the results of my dog breed quiz. How funny that I'm a lab. I guess I'm a sweet dog too!
What dog breed are you? I'm a Labrador Retriever! Find out at
Labrador Retriever
The Caretaker

Your family is what makes you tick, and you never "flea" from an opportunity to hang out with the whole gang. A family picnic complete with hot dogs, deviled eggs and a refreshing swim in the lake is hard for you to stray from. Your sparky temperament and dogged intelligence mean you are not only a blast to hang out with, but great to work with as well. Your close pals appreciate your patience and forgiveness, knowing you'd rather let sleeping dogs lie than dwell on the mishaps of the past. Your dashing good looks may one day lead to a modelling career, if only you can tame the unfortunate clumsiness that sometimes causes you to go flailing from the catwalk.


Not so little Woman said...

Welcome back! Hadn't seen a post in a long time. Jakey looks really cute!!

steve said...

Gewels is Back!!!!
Hey I'm a Golden Retriever and it says
The top dog likes you and wants to be your best friend, despite the fact that he doesn't really know what the heck you do. No one does, in fact, but everyone loves you all the same."

Wanna play Fetch?
if your ketchin', i'm Fetchin'!

i tell you somethin' else....after taking this test i can tell that I am different from a couple months ago....I think maybe I'm better lookin and even a bigger HornDog than ever!

Akelamalu said...

Great to see you back honey! Jake is cute, I love labradors.

Barbara said...

Awww! We both enjoyed this so much! A lot better than the note we got when our daughter went away to sleep-away horse camp for the first time: Mom and Dad -- Come get me as soon as you get this!

Give our boy a big hug!

You are the greatest to keep him for us.

Dave Mows Grass said...

Look! Gewels is back! Quality dog there. Good lap dog, I'll bet.

Mimi Lenox said...

You've been royally tagged by Mimi Queen of Memes. Have fun!
Message In a Bottle

Barbara said...

He must have had a terrific time because he wasn't overjoyed to see us this morning. I think he liked the company of the other dogs and especially the opportunity to steal someone else's multi-color food!

Thanks again SO MUCH for taking such wonderful care of Jake!

Melissa said...

Jake is lucky to have such a comfortable place to get away...Can I leave my pets at your place when I set out for adventure? I too am a Lab...imagine that. So thankful for your supportive comments when I'm feeling restless and lost.