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My Little Sugar Dog

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Last September, we had to help our 12-yr-old Black Lab out of her misery. We were devastated; we got the dog right after we moved into our present home. My children from my first marriage were in middle school and helped take care of Jo Jo Dog and we rarely boarded her when we took trips. We took her along! However, we found out in June that she had an inoperable tumor, and we watched her very carefully. We didn't want her to be in any pain. We all grieved. We still miss her.

DH had said that he would NEVER have another dog. He had been saying that for years, in fact.

The week after we lost our dear friend Jo Jo Dog, we went to our family dentist. I had forgotten, but he has a 2 -yr- old Black Lab Ellie that had accompanied him to the office. Different employees would sometimes watch Ellie. As it so happened, Ellie was outside playing ball with one of the hygeinists. DH and I stood and watched and reminisced about our dear recently departed friend.

As we left our appointment, DH said "If I were to have another dog ever, it would have to be a lab." I laughed to myself...I always felt that he would come around...HAHHAHAHHAHA

Within the week, we had located a yellow lab breeder, and brought Sugar Dog home.

This was taken fairly shortly after we brought Sugar Dog home. She was about 4 months old then. The beagle, Layla, is DS and fiance's puppy. Layla was about 9 months old.

Here is Sugar Dog after a hard day of helping me grade College Algebra exams. It is hard being the pet of a math teacher. emoticon

Here is Sugar Dog today; she was trying to beg a piece of my apple slice. Don't all dogs like apple and orange bits? She is getting her fruits! She is seven months old now, and Layla almost fits underneath her!

Sugar Dog is such a nice family friend to have. She brings us a lot of joy.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my pet.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARONLEE2016 2/1/2013 8:02PM

    Love it! What a sweetie!!

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MYJUNIEMOON 1/19/2013 12:51PM

    Awwwwwwwwwwww! How precious your Sugar Dog is! I love my Zoe! Such unconditional sweet love ~

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SIOBHANKNITS 1/14/2013 5:47PM

    How sweet. I miss my Nash who has been gone since September 2011. We still have Alley, but she isn't the same. She's lucky to have you, even though you make her help you grade algebra exams! emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 1/14/2013 5:39PM

    It looks like Sugar is getting as much enjoyment from you as you are from her.

We had a dog one time that liked onions ... *scratching head*

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ANDYOJA 1/14/2013 2:57PM

    She looks like a sweetie! My dogs don't like apples but they absolutely adore bell peppers. emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 1/14/2013 2:48PM

    emoticon What a cutie!

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GLASSART43 1/14/2013 10:05AM

    What a beautiful dog, Tammy!



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FISHINGLADY66 1/13/2013 9:32PM

    Pet's are family members too. We love our doggie.

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/13/2013 9:12PM

    We also say Bailey will be our last dog but it's hard to think of my DH without a dog trailing along behind him. It's difficult to lose a part of the family. We have friends that just lost their dog yesterday. She was 16 yrs old but you are never prepared to lose them. Sugar is a lucky dog and will give you years of love.

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LILYGAL 1/13/2013 11:14AM

    Lucky dog!! Glad that you were able to get another so quickly!!

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PJSTIME 1/13/2013 6:45AM

    emoticon We love our pets.

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ROSEWCI 1/13/2013 5:02AM

    So sorry for the loss of Jo Jo Dog. It's always hard to lose such a valued member of the condolences to you & DH.

Sugar Dog is beautiful Tammy! How wonderful to have a new member of the family that brings you such JOY! You are blessed!

emoticon Rose

Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 4:35:42 AM

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MRSJOCCO 1/12/2013 10:47PM

    She is gorgeous and I'm sure she's a lot of fun!

I call my dog my "light brown sugar"! emoticon

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SNUZSUZ 1/12/2013 10:21PM

    I am so happy for you!

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    Such a sweet face!!

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LOUISEH54 1/12/2013 8:10PM

    Sugar looks like my Reggie. He's lab and retriever mix. Labs are such sweet gentle dogs.

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MERRYMARY42 1/12/2013 7:52PM

    I am glad your DH reconciled with another dog, I know how hard it is to replace one

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MSWEEZER 1/12/2013 7:41PM

    She is beautiful and clearly she is loved. Lucky Sugar Dog!!!

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NEPTUNE1939 1/12/2013 7:25PM

    LOL - my G. Sheppards love apples. That is a great looking pup. Over the years I've had to put diwn several gogs do to tumors. I know the pain, Earl

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