Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tribute to our Labs - Jake and Dunker

I was over seeing Kim at Savvy Southern Style and she was heading over to Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday..

I love to take pictures but I'm not really great at it..So after looking at Kim and Harriets 'shots' I decided to look at my photographs through different eyes.  It was fun to look for those shadows and I found some I'd like to share with you - but a bit of history first ...

We had two labs - Jake and Dunker!  In Febuary 2010 we had to put Jake down - he was 15 years old - he was a good ole dog..had a heart so big he would always welcome everyone with permission to pet him - endlessly!!!  In February of 2009 we decided to get a puppy; we felt that maybe Jake would be around long enough to teach the puppy some manners!!!  Into our family came Dunker - he is a joy, a pain (as puppies are) but we have fallen head over heals in love with him...Jake did teach him some very good manners. but at times Dunker forgets, but we continue to work with him so he will end up being a great dog just like Jake.    SO  in memory of Jake and in honor of Dunker here are some pictures I hope you enjoy....

This was the first meeting - 

This is a close up of Jake - not a great photo of him but again we're looking for shadows.

Dunker became very dependent on Jake in the beginning - he kept very close to him!

Jake was alwyas so good about letting Dunker hang all over him - very patient

This is Dunker alone on the big bed - he does love to sleep in the sun!

Laying FLAT...probably a bit hot after a good workout!

And as dogs do - Dunker grew!!!

Hope you enjoyed the shadows - don't forget to go over to Harriets and check out what others have done!


  1. Beautiful dogs and I know Jake is missed, but Dunker is a cute one! Your shadow shots of the dogs are marvelous and a lovely tribute to Jake and Dunker! Hope your weekend is going well!


  2. What beautiful dogs! I know the pain of losing a dog, but also the joy of a new doggie in the house. Our Chloe is 7 and we often wonder if we should get another puppy to keep her company...

  3. Beautiful Dogs. My daughter has a chocolate lab.:)

  4. Labs are one of my fave dog breeds! They're just so sweet! I love these photos! Thanks so much for joining in Shadow Shot Sunday :)

  5. Hi, beautiful dogs!! You really got some good shots. Thanks for stopping by my blog....Kathy

  6. Love your dog photos for shadow shot Sunday. So sorry for your loss. Losing a dog is just like losing a family member. Glad you had Dunker to help you through the rough part. Thanks for stopping by and going on the home tour. I love going on those. Great ideas can come out of it sometimes. Sometimes they are way over the top.