Lexis - over the rainbow

Labrador Retriever
Picture of Lexis - over the rainbow, a female Labrador Retriever

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Home:La Puente, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Fatso, sausage dog, wiggle butt

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

November 24th 1995

A good butt scratch!

No clothes on the floor to sleep on!

Favorite Toy:
Squeeky duck.

Favorite Food:
Anything! I'm not picky. But I also love Frosty Paws, carrots and apples!

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
sit, roll, shake, high five, growl, speak, lay down, balance a cookie on my nose.

Arrival Story:
I was pick of the litter when I was 8 weeks old. I was the only one interested in the toys and would run off with it to keep it away from my litter mates. My mom and dad saw me and said "she's the one".

My registered name is "Stargazers Black Lexis". My moms favorite flower is the Stargazer Lily and Lexis is short for Alexis. No, I am not named after the car, contrary to what everyone wants to believe. I was actually a late Christmas present, and everyone used to say that mom wanted a black Lexus and here I was. I used to be a great duck hunter, but I officially retired when I was 8. I've now handed the torch to my counter part, Reno, and I get to stay home where it's warm and dry. I still like to look for birds in the bushes whenever we go somewhere. I love to go camping and visit everyone in the RV club. I hate to be tied up though, but it's the park rules. We do go exploring at all the campgrounds whenever we can, and if the weather is bad I have a nice new trailer I can stretch out in with my family and snooze.

Forums Motto:
Did you say cookie?

The Groups I'm In:
!WATER DOGS!, (For the love of) SQUEAKY TOYS!!!, All About Labs, Hunting Dogs Rock, LA labradors, Labradors' PlayHouse, LABS LABS AND MORE LABS!!!!!!!!!, Labs of Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara, Squeaky & Fuzzy

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 22nd 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
beloved Dummy
Kylie (little

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Life of a retired hunting dog

My Tail of Devotion for Lexis 11/24/05 - 7/22/06

July 10th 2006 3:33 pm
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You Are My Sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away

Our "little girl"

Lexis, it seems you came into our life not so long ago, but so much time has passed since. You were the cute pudgy puppy, the one everyone called "Fatso" or "Sausage Dog". You also earned the name "Wiggle Butt" because you had this one sided wiggle, but of course, you were always our little girl.
You became a great hunter, not willing to give up when you there was a duck or pheasant to be found. I can count on one hand how many birds you lost during your hunting career, and that's not many!
As your age started to show and the arthritis became more apparent, it was time for you to retire at 8 years, for your own good and health. It was a hard thing to do, and it was always hard to leave you behind when we went hunting. Please understand that I wouldn't want anything to happen to you out in the field, you're body just can't handle it any more. I still let you sniff all the birds when we get home, I even let you do some retrieves in the yard.
You crossed the bridge on July 22, 2006. We were heartbroken yet relieved, everyday felt like a big question, how much longer is this going to go on? You passed in your sleep on that day, and we were grateful that you made the decision as to when you were ready to go. We miss you terribly, and you will always have a special place in our hearts.

This is a special Tail of Devotion

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Pet Expo

April 24th 2006 10:26 am
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Mom and dad went to the Pet Expo Sunday and brought home all kinds of stuff for us. There were bags and bags with all kinds of great smells emitting from them. Reno got a tennis ball and I got a firehouse toy. Of course Reno later took that from me. That's ok, I knew there were treats in the bag. Sure enough, mom started handing me some tasty morsels. I think she set aside a whole bag of goodies, something about pacing ourselves, whatever that means. Mom also went and filled all my prescriptions again. I'm still doing the same. I think she wants to talk to the doctor about a procedure to remove the bumps on my soft palatte, she thinks that's whats causing me irritation. I hope this doesn't mean major surgery. Mom is also trying to talk dad into adopting a brother or sister for us. She said she fell in love with a couple of dogs at the Expo. One was a Katrina rescue, and another was a Chessie that the owners couldn't keep because two was too many. We'll see.


Feelin' better!

April 6th 2006 7:47 am
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Well, I think some of those medications are making me feel a little better. Mom says I don't cough as much since I've been taking the cough suppressants, which means I don't retch as much either. I still get canned food mixed with my dry kibbble, mom says it either makes it easier to swallow, or I just wolf it down without thinking about it. Either way, yum! The last couple of days I've been wrestling with Reno in the living room and mom says that's a big improvement! It does irritate my throat a little, but not enough to interrupt my playtime. I still have about three other medications that mom has not tried yet, she want's to do one at a time and see what's going to work. The cough suppressants do make me feel a little lazy, but I like to snooze a lot anyway. I hope this give some encouragement to any of you out there who are suffering from the same condition. I'll keep you posted of any new information. Now mom is threatening me with a bath. Oh, the irony!

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