The Dog Days of Summer, Part 2

Yesterday, after a morning funeral, my wife, my daughter; Elissa, her friend Erin and I took the hour and a half drive to Lincolnton, GA to check out the puppies, exactly two weeks before we go back to bring them home.

Temperature was hovering around 100 degrees, which I suppose is not fun when you have a black, fur coat. In this kind of heat, the puppies were taking it easy, but were excited to get new visitors to play with them. Conversely, there aren’t many things that can brighten your day like a room full of puppies.

Elissa on the floor with pure, unconditional love.

We took turns playing with them and sometimes just watching them being cute.

It was hot and Kenzie sought the shade of a golf cart. I got down on the garage floor and shot this with a flash.

Kenzie spent her time going back and forth between catching a major breeze in front of a box fan and wrestling with Elissa’s sneaker laces. Big Red liked his ball and appears to be a fairly dominant male. He doesn’t like being put on his back and was in charge of “his” tennis ball.

Ears flappin the breeze. Kenzie has discovered the value of a breeze on a hot day.


Building strong teeth and looking cute while doing so


Big Red and his ball

The breeders are great people and have already started training the dogs as to when and where the “do their business”. We were treated to that exhibition also….”Good Dog”. (I’ll spare you those pictures).

Big Red chillin' in Lake Thurmond


Since they are living on Lake Thurmond…and they are Labs, we took them down to the water line and watched them play. Kenzie is a surprisingly strong swimmer, while Big Red is happy to frolic in the shallow water near shore.

Kenzie perfecting her doggy paddle.

Soon it was time to head back to Aiken and we left the puppies for the last time. Our next visit will be to bring them home and introduce them to Maggie, Snickers and our home. It will surely be entertaining to watch the energetic puppies play with the seasoned, old timers at our house as it was when we brought Maggie home to be with Chip.

Maggie and Chip, Spring of 2003

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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