My Journey to Motherhood

August 19, 2008

Talk About Frankie, My Chocolate Labrador

Filed under: Fun Stuff — Serendipity @ 10:49 am

Hmmm, OK, so I decided it was time to get a bit of positivity on this here blog. So I have been doing some blog surfing and found The Lazy Orgnaizer. She has a blogging carnival called Talk About Tuesday, so I thought I’d join in. So today, I am going to Talk About my chocolate Labrador.

We got Frankie when she was six weeks old. I’d never had a dog growing up, as my mum never wanted one, but I always knew that if I ever had a dog it would have to be a chocolate Labrador.

We couldn’t justify it when we first got married. We both worked full time and we didn’t want a dog if it was going to be on it’s own for the majority of the day. Then hubby got a job working from home so we decided it was the right time. So on April 8th 2007 this is what we brought home:

Wasn’t she a cutie?

That was the day we brought her home. She settled in great, no crying at night or anything. She was really fast at learning. We’d taught her “sit” withing a few days. She managed to figure out how to get upstairs, but she couldn’t get back down…..

I really couldn’t imagine my life without her now. She is such a joy to own. She is well behaved, she is sweet, she is funny. Don’t get me wrong, she is boisterous, but what 18 month old chocolate lab do you know that isn’t?

She passed her Bronze Kennel Club Accreditation when she was 1. She loves swimming, so much so that last week when we went for a walk, she decided she was going in the water – and I nearly ended up in there with her too. She is so affectionate and loves nothing more than a cuddle on the sofa. She is very much a lap dog, even though she’s far too big! And when I had my miscarriage, it was as if she knew. She wouldn’t leave my side, she just knew something was wrong.

She will be getting a new friend soon as we are getting another puppy in a few weeks. We are getting a Cairn Terrier. But Frankie will always be my favourite chocolate Labrador


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