Archive | July 2013

Jake’s 1st Birthday

Our super silver sweetheart, Jake, is a year old today. It hardly seems a year since we drove to Iowa to pick him up. He was a little timid at first but quickly warmed up to both Rob and I. It was an enjoyable trip home. We stopped first at a nearby park and ran around with him. He was so excited to follow and play. It was all new to him.

On the way home from Iowa we stopped several times to run, play, and do his business. Each time he became a little less timid and ready to follow.

He had a couple months of our full attention before we road tripped again to get Polly. Jake was easy to crate train and loved to cuddle.

He is still a cuddle bug today and does not realize he is a big boy. Jake spent a couple months at hunt camp and is very obedient now. He has learned to swim and it is one of his favorite things to do. He is following in his grandfather and father’s footsteps jumping off the dock with full gusto. Jake’s grandfather was a Cabella’s dock jumping champ. We plan to take him to the Canine Cannonball here at the Lake of the Ozarks next summer for our first dock jumping competition. If you go, look for Ozark Silver Labs.

Jake is one of a kind. He is attentive, loving, loyal, and definitely a great dog and friend. He happens to be a lab and a beautiful silver at that.

Photos to follow.

Jake on pick up day

Our drive home with Jake at 10 weeks

Jake at Play

Fall 2012

Jake's First Birthday

Jake today! His 1st Birthday!

Jake loves to smile!

Jake loves to smile!