Friday, December 11, 2009


This is Toby.  I've shown pictures of him before, but I thought I would tell you about him.  He is the very sweetest dog in the whole world.  Toby is a full bred Yellow Lab.  We got him from one of Hubby's clients.  Two years ago they got him for Christmas, but after 2 months he was too much for their very busy schedules.  One day Hubby was over fixing their computer and loving on him and they asked if we would be interested.  They knew we had kids and I was home with them all day.  We jumped at the chance.

He came home totally house trained and easy going.  The only issue we've had, is a knee issue.  Its not a surprise for Labs to have this problem, but he is young for it.  Toby is my constant companion.  He follows me wherever I go.  His favorite person is Hubby though.  Hubby plays with him and rough houses the way he likes. 

The kids love to climb all over him and give him snuggles.  The dog is spoiled rotten by everyone.  You can't help it.  He's just too sweet.  My neighbors have said they would get a dog if they could be promised one like Toby.

Its funny, I used to be a cat person.  We always had cats and dogs growing up, but since having Toby, I've changed loyalties to my sweet puppy.  How can you resist that face?


Daphne said...

When I was growing up my mom occasionally bred our yellow lab (only one of them). I so love them. It was just heaven when we had a litter and I could play with all the pups. I was so sad when they had to leave, but since we had two or three in the house at all times it wasn't so bad. Your Toby is so cute. I like cats, but I'm more of a dog person. It could just be because I can't have cats since my husband is allergic.

The Mom said...

Daphne, I can't have cats for the same reason. We tried to have a cat and after 3 days his eyes swelled shut. Not good.

kitsapFG said...

Toby looks like a gentle and sweet soul. We are always blessed when such personalities come into our lives - in whatever form they take.

He's a keeper for sure and it sounds like he was lucky to find your home too.

The Mom said...

Kitsap, he is a sweet soul. He also was very lucky to find us as well. It makes me sad to think what might have happened to him.

Thomas said...

What a good looking boy Toby is! Marc and I are dying to get a dog. I would love to get a yellow lab. I grew up with animals as well and it's amazing how much life they can add to a house.

The Mom said...

Thomas, you should certainly get a dog. Johnathan would love it. Kids need pets!