'Daisy Darling' just after her arrival at my parents' home. She is just over eight weeks old here.
Back at the start of July, ol' Mom and Stepdad took delivery of 'Daisy Darling,' their new yellow Labrador puppy. Since then, my 74-year old mother has been busy with house training and regular walks with the puppy on top of her landscaping research and planning, observing the golfers at play, or groundskeepers at work on the course immediately adjacent to their house in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
As children way back in the 1970s, my family had a pair of black Labs, and they were ideal family dogs. Calm, good natured, playful out of doors, and just plain nice company. Relatively easy to train too, something that more people with dogs (and children) ought to be mindful of but typically (at least in the United States) are not.
Anyway, it's easy to see why so many people are so fond of Labs and various similar retrievers as one peruses these photograph sent by Mom. Just look at that face!
Daisy at about 14 weeks, taken just this morning, after she discovered that she could jump up onto the chaise.