Today, I am thankful for Labrador retrievers.
2007 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.
1. Labrador retriever
2. Yorkshire terrier
3. German shepherd
4. Golden retriever
9. Shih Tzu
Now, despite his lover boy nature, T has negative points. He sheds 24x7x365 and his fur smells "fishy" when damp or wet. Although S and I don't mind his slobbery kisses, others not used to his affection do. T's extended puppy stage lasted well over five years. He also has an annoying obsession with people food. And, sadly, his life span will be too short - maybe 13 years at most.
T turned 11 in December so he is an old guy. I look into his big golden eyes and give him one more hug before returning to work. The three of us look forward to being a family for a few more years.
For this blessing, I am grateful.