Morgan and I have survived Bailey's first year! She has been ALL PUPPY, all at once cantankerous, mischievous, lovable, cute, and with a mind of her own. When she is out back playing and I call her, I get her "What's in it for me?" look. She is one big ball of nonstop energy. The picture above was taken at the home of the breeder before I brought her home.
Here she is in her cage not long after I brought her home.
Bailey and one of her many sticks!
Look at me, I'm cute!
She loves watching football and basketball! She learned early on that when the Alabama Crimson Tide is playing football, she has to be good or she goes to her cage.
Hiding behind Morgan.
I want to say a special thank you to her breeder, Patty Finch. I'm very picky about where I will buy a puppy. I had made arrangements with a quality breeder in Cobbleskill, NY to get a puppy. But that dog didn't come into season in time to meet my time frame for getting a puppy. Through networking, I found Patty down in Ohio. I couldn't have chosen a better breeder. She cried when she handed Bailey over to me. I promised her I'd love Bailey and give her a good home. She really cares about where her puppies go to their forever home.
And finally, everyone has their own ideas of what is the best breed. To my way of thinking, the Labrador Retriever is the Best of the Best! They are a major handful during the puppy stage. Then they settle into the most loving, delightful dogs in the whole world. I have owned a Lab continuously since 1985, five of them, Teri, Cash, Molly, Morgan, and Bailey. I can't imagine my life without a Lab.