I have a new addition to the family!My husband came home from playing pool last night with a black lab.One of the fellas he plays with lives out in the country.At around 3am the previous night a car pulled up to his house and abandoned 2 dogs in his yard.Another friend took the smaller one and we took the lab who is now known as Sam.Meet Sam,he knows commands,listens fairly well,slobbers an unattractive amount and besides some scarring on his nose and elbows,and being underweight appears to be in good health.
He is also totally in love with my husband!
He also hates sitting still long enough for me to take any photos of him.
In typical lab fashion he enjoys fetching things.I need to get him some toys but for now this stick is his favorite thing.
The kids love him.My son is less than thrilled about being licked by Sam though.But how about my other fur babies you may wonder?Ollie is THRILLED.Obnoxiously thrilled.He's all over Sam which has made Sam nervous but they get along.I just have to tell Ollie to back off sometimes.Like in this photo,you can see Ollie's eyes PLEADING with me to please,please,pretty please let him be annoying and jump all over Sam again.
Lug on the other hand for being a rescue dog himself is not very accepting of another rescue in the home.To say he is indignant would be an understatement.Stink eyes have been given to me and my husband and groans and sighs are tossed in Sam's direction.He'll warm up.I'm just trying to give him extra loves so he sees its a new addition,not a replacement.
I can't understand how a person can just abandon an animal like that.Due to Sam being malnourished I wonder if they couldn't afford to keep him?I can only speculate but it doesn't excuse the behavior.What matters now though is that Sam is safe and has a home.A forever home.