Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Labrador Retrievers love to play in wadding pools

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These pictures were taken May 3rd, 2009. Joe is just under a year old. It was an unusually hot day. He enjoyed playing and getting cooled off in his wadding pool. He also liked to chew on the sides of his pool. This ultimately led to the early demise of his wadding pool. It's December 27th, 2010 today and there is snow and cold weather outside. Joe and I both would enjoy some weather like we had on the day these photos were made.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dog house with heated floor

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It's December 26th 2010. The Christmas snow is till falling and 27 degrees. Joe doesn't mind and loves to play in the snow. If he gets cold he has an insulated dog house with a heated floor.



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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Snowy Christmas 2010

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Joe enjoys playing in the snow. He got what he wanted for Christmas, SNOW! It does not happen often in Winston-Salem, NC that we have snow for Christmas. In 1998 we had a trace of snow. 1969 we had 1.1 inches of snow. I think the next year was 1947. Christmas 2010 we are going to have 6+ inches of snow in Winston-Salem!








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Friday, December 17, 2010

Joe loves carrots!

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These pictures were taken some time ago. Joe like all Labs. loves to eat. It's hard to keep him satisfied. Carrots make a healthy and fun treat for Joe.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Joe and I going for a run

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These pictures were taken in May of 2009. Joe is almost a year old. We are in a school parking lot getting ready to go for a run.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Joe went swimming on the Forth of July 2009

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Joe swimming in the Yadkin River.
He bringing me a stick.
Finally back to shore.
Joe also went into a creek to cool off.
The bank is steep out of the creek at Tanglewood Park.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Second Snow of 2010 in Winston-Salem

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Joe doesn't seem to mind the snow or the cold. His dog house has a heated floor in case he wants to get warm. 12/13/10

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Joe is very young in these photos.

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Joe is still a puppy Labrador Retriever in these photos. He is tired from a long day of playing. 2008

Labrador Retrievers love Tennis Balls!

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Labrador Retrivers seem to love tennis balls. Joe developed this affection while still quite young.

This Labrador Retriever loves to play with big sticks

videoAt 8:15 this morning it was 23 degrees. Joe just couldn't stay inside the warm house any longer. The cool temperatures doesn't concern him at all.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's cold outside. December 8, 2010

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It's below freezing outside! Joe is warm and happy inside the house wrapped up in a blanket and sleeping on his dog bed.
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Joe at about 14 weeks old back at the swimming pond. August 2008.



My first day with Joe

Click on the images to enlarge them.The first thing I did when picking Joe up for my first day taking care of him was to head straight to a friends house with a large pond suitable for swimming. Joe went in the water right away and ran around the bank of the pond until he was exhausted. Then he enjoyed a nap on the bank. August 2008.