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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Our Lively Lovely Labradors

Good morning,

Today's images were taken of our daughter, Catherine, and our Labrador Retrievers, Penny (Yellow Lab) and Erik (Black Lab) while we were away at sea.  The images were taken by the professional photographer at the shows.  Catherine purchased them so that we have and can use them.

Above are Catherine and Penny the day the two of them achieved Penny's MACH2 (AKC's Master Agility Champion II) title. 
This is Penny in action on an agility course.  She is a true champion!
Part of the agility run includes a stop at a table where the dog must pause for a specified period of time.  Here Penny is telling Catherine what she thinks about this and Catherine is encouraging her to be quiet.  ;)  Trainers can talk to the dogs, but cannot  touch them.  Barking dogs are allowed on the runs and this photo of communication between trainer and dog was so cute the photographer used it as one of his header images on his web site.
This is our Black Lab, Erik.  He's just five this five years old this month and is accumulating his own set of titles.  You can see he is not camera shy.  ;)
 Here's Erik in "airplane mode!"

 Erik will surely have plenty of titles in his career, too.  He is already running at "Excellent" level.
 Trainer and dog work in harmony to achieve perfect runs.
 These are some of the members of our local Labrador Retriever Club.

Our Penny qualified for and ran in the AKC National Championship Trails in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in March.

Yes, My Honey and I are so very proud of Catherine, Penny, and Erik.

Thank you for allowing me to brag.  ;)

All the best,


Marty Mason said...

Oh, Lois, your three (children) are so beautiful. So glad you posted these pictures and so hope you keep me smiling with future updates.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your dogs are so beautiful. Congratulations on their achievements. Your daughter does an excellent job training them.

MarkD60 said...

Congrats to your Labs! My dog Ditto won the obstacle course in a dog show one year.

TexWisGirl said...

loved this! love your flyboy, erik!

Montanagirl said...

That's really cool, Lois! Beautiful dogs!!

Beth said...

Lois, your dogs are gorgeous, and exceptionally talented as well :-)



VP said...

My compliments to all of them!

Bob Bushell said...

The Labradors are special. Yours are truly brilliant, nice dogs.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, bragging rights are perfectly in order for family and pets.

River Glorious said...

:) :) :)

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wow... Beautifully captured the awesome moments

Peter said...

Brag away, these are wonderful photos.

Gunn said...

Superb images!
Great work Catherine and the dogs are able to do!!!