Longleaf Stories

full circle in the hundred acre wood

Labrador retrievers are often stereotyped as being goofy. I can’t say I haven’t been entertained by that silly, sweet, and (okay I’ll say it) goofiness that was one aspect of the personalities of our Labs down through the years. But who could look at Longleaf Lou as she relaxes in the morning sun on Christmas day and not wonder what is going on in her head? I believe she has a rich interior life that involves thoughts of love more than chasing dummies or finagling treats.

One thing for sure: my own interior thoughts are of love when I look at Lou. She’s been with us just over a year now. At nearly 2 1/2, she has steadied from her difficult puppy experiences and trusts Buck and me completely. Can’t imagine life without Lou.



Daily Prompt for the WordPress Daily Post: Interior

7 thoughts on “Meditative Labrador

  1. Naomi Byrnes says:

    I can relate! My cat has a certain facial expression and long stare that leads me to wonder if she has a ‘rich interior life’ beyond dreaming of a bigger food bowl and chasing birds … I get the sense there’s something deep she’d really love to impart, if only she was sure we were smart enough to understand. Tee hee.

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    1. Beth says:

      I think our critters keep hoping we’ll evolve to their level. 🙂

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      1. Naomi Byrnes says:

        :-)) Yes! That sums it up exactly for me 🙂

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  2. Wally Jones says:

    After having exchanged sniffs and nudges with the young lady, I can attest to the fact she is something special. As with most beings of distinction, she doesn’t need to think actual deep thoughts, only give the appearance of doing so.

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    1. Beth says:

      Lou’s opinion of me went down today. Had to give her a flea/tick/heartworm pill. Despite the fact I submerged it in peanut butter, she detected the chemical smell and sensed betrayal. She’s sulking now by Buck’s desk and giving me the fish eye anytime I come in the lodge.


  3. Cheryl aka Shaddy says:

    Lou is special, no doubt.

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