|Love those golden eyes...|
I am sure I will be mentioning Chloe a lot in future blog posts, so I thought I should introduce her to you.
Chloe is our beautiful, 3-year-old Chocolate Lab. We got her as a puppy in 2010 after losing our other dog in late 2009 to a car accident.
|Chloe as a puppy-May 2010|
Isn't she a cutie?
She is a crazy girl, though! SO full of energy. She loves to swim, chase cats, play fetch, chew up sticks (occasionally in the house when I'm not watching *ahem*)....oh yeah, and be the CENTER OF ATTENTION all the time!
|Chloe in the snow- 2012|
We love her so much, she is like a member of the family.
For those of you who live on a farm and are searching for a new dog, I would highly recommend a Labrador. I am no dog training expert, but with some time spent training her when she was little, she:
Has never killed a chicken...
Has never chased/killed a goat (or any of the animals for that matter)...
Is very good and gentle with kids...
Has never set foot on the road when she wasn't supposed to...
And for the most part does what she is told...
Labs don't eat much, don't really need to be groomed, aren't outrageously expensive, and are all-around great dogs in my opinion. They do need exercise, however, so please make sure you will be able to provide that before purchasing a Lab.
A fat dog means an unhealthy dog, which means vet bills, and vet bills are EXPENSIVE!
Chloe has her own way of staying fit...If we don't take a few minutes in the day to let her run around and play outside, she will be crazy and hyper in the evening until her energy is gone. Not fun for us when it happens, but it reminds us to play with her earlier in the day! It's better than her being lazy and overweight, though, that's for sure.
She is a great girl, and I look forward to many more fun-filled years with her...