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  1. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Since moving into the new house both my 12 year old dog Commit and 18 year old cat have died. My kids didn't take their deaths very well so I decided that we needed a new little pooch running around.

    Meet our new buddy Trek! He is an 8 week old Silver Lab. He has been a great addition to the family and the kids are absolutely in love with him. My nights have been tough but last night Trek gave me a break and slept 5 hours straight. Hope you enjoy the pictures.











    I really hope he becomes a trail dog - here he is helping me build a back yard jump
     

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    bean Turbo Monkey

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    Puppies are so much better when they belong to somebody else and you can get a full night's sleep.
     
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    Weren't you the one who said no more dogs? Glad you came to your senses :thumb:
     
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    awesome .
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    never seen one.
     
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    Damnit, can't find the Louis CK "dog gift" bit.
     
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  9. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    each time he sh1ts or pisses in the house, this will be the look he'll give ya


    great lookin pup. rescued?
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    OMFG! So cute!!!

    CUTE PUPPY MEME.jpg
     
  11. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    No I paid for this little guy.
     
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    Good on yer.
     
  13. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    That is one seriously cute puppy.
     
  14. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    So far he is awesome - but the little $hit bag love crapping in the drive way and my garage!
     
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    Not a big dog person but that little guy does look amazing.
     
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    blackohio Generous jaywalker

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    it's nice having a full sized one of those retards that doesnt **** anywhere but grass.
     
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    profro Turbo Monkey

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    I have never seen a lab that makes a good trail dog. They are too goofy, big pawed, and lack endurance. They will kill themselves to keep up with you. I have a black one and I wanted her to be a trail dog too.
     
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    i guess you have never been around any that hunt.
     
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    profro Turbo Monkey

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    I guess you have never been on a XC ride?

    I hunt with mine. But laying in a blind and going after some ducks or walking for pheasants aren't the same as running full speed for a 10 mile ride either.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    yes on the first part.

    and yes on the second part.

    must have been all the thin air in colorado they were running around in.
     
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    i'll cosign that, my 100lbs hairbaby is blown after 10 minutes of running around playing fetch. He's perfect for sleeping and eating and swimming.
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    i agree. they are good at being lazy most of the time though.



    no rescue. no care
     
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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    there are more things to do then ride a mtb on a trail. I want to take him hiking as well.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    dick move.
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    But oh so predictable.
     
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    We all know Mancil got a lab for their soft mouths and affinity to peanut-butter.
     
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    maybe a few years ago I would have agreed with you. But now I just want a pet for my children to grow up with.
     
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    *like* Cute pup!
     
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    Congrats, what a cutie!
     
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    someone likes the water!
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Trek is 14 months old now and is a great dog!!! For Christmas I received a GoPro so I thought it would be fun to try it out while playing ball with Trek. Here is a link to my first GoPro edit.

     
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    coolio.
     
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    cute!!!!!
     
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    Cool vid, been thinking about doing that with my pup and his shred buddy.

    Having said that, this may help you gain a better understanding about the whole dog fetching issue -

     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    Drexel passed in July and I told the wife we weren't getting a new dog until she graduates from college in the spring. She drives an 1hr 10min one way to the college. She's in her final semester with a 4.0 and I am beginning to weaken, but man they are expensive. Just don't need the extra cost right now, but I'm weakening.

    Been looking at the local shelters, Brother Wolf https://www.bwar.org/ and Asheville's Charlies Angels http://www.wncanimalrescue.org/ .

    No time to potty train a mutt, but have never had any dog that wasn't raised from a pup. Pretty scary prospect of taking in an animal that already has it's own personality and habits, especially with 8 & 10 year old girls. I don't trust a dog I didn't raise not to bite.
     
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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    I'm with you it's alot to think about - after comit died I swore I wouldn't have another dog. But now that I'm past that puppy stage I'm thankful I did. Never had a shelter dog so I can't speak to that but I know alot of people that have had great luck.

    Good luck