February 7th 2007 4:17 pm
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HaPpY BiRtHdAy Tooo Youuuu.........
Today, Feb. 7, 2007, is Tucker's birthday...he turned 2. Where has the time gone? He continues to be a wonderful dog, everything we'd hoped for when we decided to look for a breeder, and get a puppy.
He now has a regular buddy to play with --- Sadie, a Golden Retriever that lives next door. Sadie plays the way Tucker, and most labs, do...bitey face. They run, chase each other, and play bitey face...and neck and legs... throughout the day when Sadie comes to visit.
It's been an exciting couple of months around here. I entered Tucker in the Dog Show USA online contest, for fun. He was chosen as a finalist in the sporting group. The public then voted for the winners in different categories of entries. Tucker was running neck and neck with a lovely Cocker Spaniel. The Cocker Spaniel won, which we were happy about....he had a wonderful story, and deserved to win. I wasn't sorry that Tucker didn't win; I'd have had to fly with him to Chicago, and I'd have been a nervous wreck, worrying about him being in a plane. But it was still a thrill to have him chosen as a finalist! He got a nice big juicy bone as his prize from us; the best prize he could've wanted!
Also, the magazine Labrador Retrievers (a specialty magazine) requested pictures of labs to be submitted for the magazine. Again, for the fun of it, I sent some pictures of Tucker. I received an email, saying he's a finalist, and a picture of him will be in the March, 2007 issue of the magazine. We'll receive a complimentary copy. We're really tickled about that!
Today I sang "Happy Birthday" to him twice....while his tail wagged like crazy and he squeezed between my legs for butt scratches. We played ball outside for awhile (in the freezing cold!), and he and his buddy Sadie played for a long time. A great way to spend a special day!
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