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  The Labrador Retriever
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Another for my anthology for children (and anyone who reads to kids or loves dogs!) about breeds of dogs.

J'adore un Labrador


How can you not fully adore

The happy aspect of a Labrador?

The otter tail, the silly grin,

The open heart to take you in.

Sweet true love from earnest eyes

Emotional truth, a friend so wise.

At play, at work, at rest, at ease,

The Labrador was born to please.




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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/6/2012
Love this! So light and lively and every word truth! Gorgeous picture!

Reviewed by Mitchell Marlow, Sr. 7/1/2012
Hey Eileen. Very nice! I had a Lab many years ago. It was the most lovable dog I've ever had.
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/7/2011
eileen this is really glad i was rambling around in the kids stuff and found this...nice surprise...i'm trying to concentrate more on my kid stuff....don't seem to have a middle ground...whimsical or way too serious...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/8/2010
It's still a classic I see. p
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/16/2008
A loving tribute to that special friend of yours. He's as black as night, but what pretty teeth he has. They look so smooth and even. Isn't that silly of me to notice. LOL
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 8/16/2008
A beautiful write for a wonderful friend...there is nothing like the love and companionship of that special canine friend....I recently lost my best friend, my beloved Boomer whom I had loved and cared for and whom had loved and watched over me for nearly eleven years. My heart is heavy with grief as I it has only been three days. I posted my tribute to her this morning, you can read through my blog what happened...a very painful and unusual incident...enjoyed the write my friend!
Blessings from Ky.
Joyce B.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/14/2008
A beautiful write for a beautiful friend
He shines like a star in velvet skies
My grandsons have the opposite A Golden Retriever
Thery truly are a Magnificent breed.
Love & Peace be with you

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/11/2008
Gotta Love The Lab! Right now I've got a black lab named Tater - one of my Katrina pups who actually helped me rescue other animals. He wants to be everyone's pal, he loves and plays like there's no tomorrow, and he's my swimming buddy. Gotta Love The Lab!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/10/2008
Loyalty, thy name is Labrador! Excellent write of a wonderful breed. Have you read "Marley and Me" by John Grogan? That was one goofy Lab! LOL

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/10/2008
I love Labs! Adorable tribute to one of the sweetest, most loyal breeds of Dog! Well penned, Eileen; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Can you do one on Pomeranians?? *hint, hint! LOL*
Reviewed by Sophia Ann Montoya 8/10/2008
Labradors have great personalities. Your stories has brought up so many memories for me. Your poem is so cute but I'm going to challenge you to add in vivid scenes and action of what she does while at play, work, rest or ease. I helped my father when he was a puppy raiser for 'International Guiding Eyes. North, a powerful (very white) labrador was chasing me (all in fun) from behind and flipped me into the air. When I landed on my back, the breath knocked completely out of me, he immediately sobered, layed snugly at my side and put his nose on my neck as if to check my pusle and to protect. Vi (yellow), was in love with my father, spoiled, and refused to let me sit in the front seat of his jeep. We always ended up squished together; me by the window and her closer to my dad. Fancy (yellowish-white), a little devil, always dropped rocks on my head when I layed down to read or sleep. She caught on quick when watching my father and I tear out carpet and to our dismay joyfully dived in to help out -big mistake. She use to bite my toes then bounce back with a whiny yelp making my father believe someone was causing her harm -definitely a devilish little fiend.

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