Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dog Days of Summer: Marigold





Breed:  Yellow Labrador Retriever
Over 13 1/2 yrs. old.  Bought as a pup from a breeder.
75 lbs. of lumpy, achy old girl, but still causing trouble on a daily basis.
My little lamb; my little love; my baby girl.

66 comments:

Feral Female said...

What a beauty she is! We have a yellow female thats well over 12 now and she too seems to be the one that stirs up the most trouble!

Felicity said...

Such a treasure and how about that gorgeous smile?!?

You do have me intrigued with the bottle sculpture, does it have a purpose besides intriguing Aussies?

Felicity x

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...
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Snapper II said...

Beautiful dog. And it looks so friendly.

Deb said...

oh such a sweet face....great photos...

Clint said...

Beautiful animal---looks so balanced and lovable.

wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful blondie girl! Love your bottle tree!

Allison said...

Love the portrait of little lamb. :) She's beautiful. I remember that bottle holder from a previous post... remind me, is it just to dry the bottles? Or decorative?

Snappy Di said...

Awww, they do get achey as they age, don't they? Labs are just so gentle and wonderful. I'm in love with this baby girl of yours.

Di

Dar said...

Your Marigold is so sweet. She reminds me of our Flash. He, too, grew to an old age and we miss him. Goldens are so gentle and so eager to please. Does she bring you gifts?
Love your bottle tree. cool, but not as cool as Marigold.
BlessYourHearts

Montanagirl said...

She's pretty cute. Soft eyes.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

She is a pretty pooch!

Jan n Jer said...

She is living a good long life. Labs are so gentle n loving! I too am wondering about your bottle display! Is it a HB feeder???

Manzanita said...

Where do you get such big bones. Cody would cherish one that size. Are the bottles art or functional? Or is it for drying?
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Bill S. said...

The bone looks like more than she can bite off. Is the she also a drinking hound? I love the post.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful dog, I lake it!
Have a nice day,kisses:)

Patrice said...

Marigold is the type of lady I could sit and have a long chat with. Get the iced tea ready- I'm on my way! ;)

Sandra said...

when i read the last sentence i got tears in my eyes, made me remember our lab Max, who died at 16. we raised him from 12 hours old. also the sentence made me think of our Baby Girl who is 10 now and getting older fast

Samantha said...

Nothing like a good Lab :)

I adore ALL your dogs.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

She's lovely

Brian Miller said...

awww...cute pups...i want to get my boys a dog...

Judy said...

Oh boy, Sadie would love to have that bone. She's beautiful and looks good for being 13 1/2.

Woody said...

Her face melts my heart, labs are such affectionate family members.

joo said...

Your baby girl is sweetie!
Hugs from me Ira & Swing:)

Sylvia K said...

You do have a beautiful baby girl!!

Sylvia

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

She's gorgeous and I love her sweet face.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That brontosaurus bone must last a long time for your pups.
Your bottle art brought back memories. At our other home I built a tree with over two dozen green wine bottles and the mini white Christmas strung up and down all the branches with only the ones inside the bottles lit. Looked neat.

Mama-Bug said...

What a lovely girl she is! Love the bottle tree too!

Karrie said...

Awwww! You will forever cherish these pics! I have an "old dog" too. Remo my standard poodle will be 11 next month :(
Marigold is a beauty!

Gone Country said...

She look so sweet! Makes me wanna give her a big ole hug and a scratch behind the ears!

don said...

She's a fabulous looking dog! I like how relaxed she looks sprawled out on the floor. Nice series.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

What a beauty she is:)

Flora said...

She is adorable!

Flora said...

She is adorable!

Flora said...

She is adorable!

Flora said...

She is adorable!

Flora said...

What a beautiful dog!

barbara l. hale said...

Such a sweet and beautiful face! It's so hard watching them get older.

Farm Girl said...

She looks very nice. I like her name. All of your animals have nice names.

forestwalk/laura k said...

(i think Flora thinks she's adorable!) and i agree! a BIG bone for a BIG baby!
LOVE your bottle tree...does it grow glass flowers? cool! (i have a bottle collection...and have done similar stuff with 'em)

Marissa ♥ said...

Marigold is a pretty girl! That name suits her so well!

I'm really liking that bottle tree & the fish! Nice touches!

Trisha said...

She is so very BEAUTIFUL!! Give her a big hug from me :D

Diane AZ said...

Aw, she looks so happy and sweet! :)

holdingmoments said...

A beauty!

Debbie said...

she is soooo beautiful, i love your last line, so heartfelt.

i need details on the bottles, these things distract me!!!

Gail Dixon said...

My goodness she looks good for 13-1/2! What a sweet dog and wonderful companion she must be. :)

ShySongbird said...

Another sweetheart and just as gorgeous!! We had a male, he was beautiful.

That was a monster flower on the previous post and really dwarfed the Heron :)

beth said...

awww how sweet.
our babies are so precious. mine was 14 in january and she sure has what i call her "puny days" when i know she hurts.

Randy said...

I can she why she is one of the loves of you life.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I bet Marigold makes a great snuggler !

I spy a bottle tree....AWESOME!

Robin said...

Ah Marigold! What a nice old girl. My dog is about that age, and is achy and lumpy too!
All the guys sure like the dinosaur bone!

Michaele said...

I know how much you must love her. Her teeth must still be in good shape, or does she just like to know she "has" a big bone?

Paula said...

Awwww... such a purty girl.
By the way~ LOVE your bottle tree!

pattisjarrett said...

Marigold--such a lovely name for a pretty girl.

Rose said...

Don't they always remain your baby? She looks like she is a gentle soul.

Texan said...

That one makes me think of our Kota, who is also lumpy, achy and old. But the old guy is like the energizer bunny he just keeps going.

Tricia said...

God bless her! =)

I have to ask... what's the upside-down bottles for & what'd she kill that had a leg that big? =0

Jill said...

She looks as sweet as they come! And do tell us about the bottles, please.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a sweetheart whose long good life is a tribute to your devotion and care!!!

I did have to laugh at that bone, was that something she drug home? :-))

Catherine said...

What a precious girl. The is love. She is very fortunate to have you as are you with her. Blessings, Catherine

SquirrelQueen said...

She is a beautiful girl. I love your bottle tree, I want to put one in my yard.

nmlong said...

My sweet Marigold looks happy as ever. She is so sweet when I visit. No barking, just wanders up for a head rub! Everyone seems fascinated by your bottle tree. My sister has one in her front yard. The bottles were bright blue but got bleached out by the sun. It is is pretty, though. Nancy

bon bon said...

had to laugh at the first image because it kind of looks like she has a fish balanced on her nose! :oD

such a happy girl! no surprise...

Cindy said...

We have an 11 year old lumpy black Lab named Molly. Gotta love Labs.

bailey-road.com said...

What a sweet girl! I love her name.

Chatty Crone said...

What a nice sweet pup - very pretty and I love your bottle tree - how did you get the stems to stay on the stick if I may ask?

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