Likes: Balls, sticks and food - Mali can find a ball in the least likely place, she is an obsessive retreiver! She also loves to play in the water and is an expert body surfer.
Pet-Peeves: Being told to put the ball or stick down
Favorite Toy: Balls, sticks and stuffed animals
Favorite Food: Mali eats anything!
Favorite Walk: Any walk with dad
Best Tricks: Mali is a typical lab "chow hound" but she has learned to have manners and eats only out of her own dish. Mali tosses a ball to herself - she likes to lay on her back and tosses a ball up in the air with her paws and catches it in her mouth.
Arrival Story: Our neighbors got Mali at 8 weeks old and split up shortly after. Neither had the time or inclination for her so she stayed in the backyard alone all the time and started to develop behavior issues. We dog sat her quite a bit, she loved being with my two dogs and would calm down, relax and have fun. I talked my neighbor into finding a new home for her and my boss took her photos home over a weekend for his family's approval to take her. The whole weekend I panicked because I had gotten so attached to her. Fortunately my boss felt that they traveled too much so Mali got to stay with us!
Bio: Mali is such a sweetie with a gentle loving soul and is quite the athlete. She is beautiful with a glossy brown coat and eyes that melt your heart. Last year she chased a deer that kicked her in the side requiring 20 staples. She's also had to have both back knees TPLOed. We call her our million dollar dog!