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Comments (23)
Oct 26, 2006 Oaktown Girl
Great photos!

Did you ever find your Black Lab?
Oct 26, 2006 yujismom
beautiful dog beautiful pictures
Oct 26, 2006 cmb
He is a great dog! Only sad part was losing black lab.
Oct 26, 2006 Julia
Snoozing!!! Awww...snoozing..... I bet he is tuckered out from a long day at the beach. Was it hard to get all of the sand out of his feeties, or did he take care of that pretty well on his own?

I am so sorry that you lost your first Indy. I don't think that non-dog-owners ever really understand how deep a loss that is. I've lost pets before, but losing a dog isn't the same as losing a pet--it's more like losing a child/friend. I'm glad you were able to put some of that negative emotion into a positive action by adopting a new friend.

Yay, Indy II! :)
Oct 26, 2006 gina
Love his actions shots on the beach! He is beautiful....yall are very lucky to have found each other.
Oct 26, 2006 Nose Deep in Fluff
What a buddy!
Oct 26, 2006 someone
I'm so glad you rescued him!! Julia, a pet that isn't a dog is just a precious and loved as a pet that is. It's just as hard to lose another kind of pet.
Oct 26, 2006 Julia
I just meant that you can often form a bond with a dog or cat that is different than other animals. I mean, I grieved terribly when I lost pets that were not dogs, but when I lost my first dog, it was different. It has been years and I am still not "over" it. I had her from a small puppy, and she helped me through a lot of difficult times. I just feel like it's a more even relationship when the pet involved seems truly capable of loving you back and understanding your feelings. I did not mean any offense. As a lover of all animals, and someone who has had many different kinds of pets, I do know that it is possible to have all kinds of different animal friends.

Maybe what I meant to say is that people who have never really experienced a deep and reciprocal relationship with an animal don't understand the depth of the loss--a common response from people who aren't pet owners or animal people is kind of a "oh, that's too bad" response, as opposed to the sympathy that is truly deserved.
Oct 27, 2006 cmb
Julia - I kind of think I know what you mean...I have had many pets but with a dog, they follow you around all the time...are usually right by your side, inside the house and outside. You very seldom take fish, birds, turtles and others with you for a drive or walk to the park..all the time. I think that is what you meant by a closer bond, so yes, I too think you grieve just a bit more for dogs, but that does not mean you love your other pets any less!
Oct 28, 2006 debs
he is beautiful! soooo glad you "adopted" him
Oct 28, 2006 Tiffy
Indy is so handsome...but my fav picture is the snooze. Too cute
Oct 28, 2006 Mitch
thanks to all for your kind comments.... I never did find my black lab. (Lucky).. but if he ever does turn up .... were going to have the best dog party ever thrown!!!
Oct 28, 2006 bria
he is just beautiful!
Oct 28, 2006 lisa
you know you have a wonderful friend for life!
Oct 28, 2006 Teresa
ahhhh, love the snoozing picture...too cute.
Nov 29, 2006 Alicia
he looks so playful and so full of energy.
Jan 25, 2007 Donna M Cromie
Indy looks like alot of fun. He's loving life and Mitch you gave him a good one. enjoy
Feb 19, 2007 allimarie
Hooray for the shelter rescue! So many great dogs find themselves there one way or another. I'm so glad Indy II - a wonderful, beautiful guy - was able to find a great home with you!
May 23, 2007 saresoftie84
Classic.....the golden in the bed.....right where he belongs! :D
Jun 27, 2007 lonjac
Wow he is a very beautiful Golden Retriever!!! I hope you found ur lab!!;)
Jul 6, 2007 shellyrini
i am so sad for you and for lucky, but glad for Indy II. He is gorgeous... what a beauty!!
Sep 10, 2007 Mummm
What a beautiful dog! I love goldens.
Jan 5, 2008 iamme
Best of luck to Indy!! I hope everyone is having a great time. Hope you found your black lab. :) Wish they did updates on this thing...lol I'd love to see what the dogs look like in a few years!! hehe :)
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