Happiness is a Warm Puppy Dog
Last year in May we got a new Labrador Retriever puppy who has a name bigger than he is: Idlebrook's Bjorn Erik Evensen. The picture above was taken with our Grandson Alex when Erik arrived last year.
Erik now weighs more than any of the kids weigh, but is as gentle as he was the day he came home with us. These "grown up" pictures of Erik and Granddaughter Katie were taken recently when our son and his kids were here for dinner. I came from the kitchen to put something on the table and there was a "cuddle fest" going on in the dining room. I'm so glad I carry my baby camera in my pocket to capture candid shots such as these.
Erik, Katie, Alex, and their siblings will be life long friends. And, Erik would give his life to defend them if necessary.
These images are just so sweet I wanted to share them here for the out-of-town cousins and others who understand and appreciate the wonderful relationships we have with our canine "family."