Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Part of the family...

On my 40th birthday I asked for a camera. 
Instead I got a surprise party...
(although it wasn't quite a surprise because 
one of our employees showed up at the 
back door with my birthday cake...
I answered the door!)

... a surprise party and a puppy.
A little black lab pup. 
He joined our yellow lab... Tucker
and our Chocolate lab... Cooper
and became one of the family.

I wanted to name a girl dog, Emma.
Well, he was a boy.
So, instead I would call him Emmet. 
  When I called his name, people
thought I was saying ""!
 Since that wasn't going to work,
I named him Nelson... Mr. Nelson.

He was a loving, face licking puppy.
A lanky, run a muck teenager.
Happy go lucky in his middle age.
And a mellow, easy going old man.

One of a kind...
... miss you already, Mr. Nelson.


  1. sympathy goes to you & your family. Our dogs are our family also and it is tough when they pass on. Lucky Mr. Nelson to have lived a wonderful life with your loving family.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  2. Mr. Nelson's face is so sweet in that picture - reminds me of our Great Dane, Valentina "Val". She too held our hearts while she was with us and still, some 15 years after she departed. Sad for your loss, yet glad for your having had Mr. Nelson in your life.


  3. I'm so very sorry Laurie!


  4. Thank you all for your sympathies! Amazing how our animals can tug at our heart strings.