always thought it was funny that my dog caught an egg my dad threw.... didn't break it.... but then had no fucking clue what to do with it. Eventually dropped it on a doorjam. Lab/Shepard/street-dog mutt. Dumbest smart dog i've ever seen. Could open a toaster oven to get the bagels out, but tried to get to the other the dock by jumping. It was winter, there was lots of ice in the water. idiot. Also tried to walk off the boat with his leash around a winch (dog was also a runway). Got his front legs on the dock but couldnt go further. My dad and I look up from varnishing as he's looking at us with this "awe.... fuck" look just a moment before he fell in.24 years of Labs here as well, all of them chocolate, the first of whom was a double of the vid star. We overlap them, so the older one can break in the rookie and they seem to be getting better as we go. The first one was a great dog, and broke my heart when he went, but was by no measure a good dog, despite my best efforts. He was good at some things that the others haven't been, superb at heeling off leash when he badly wanted to go sniff the other dog, but was terrible about staying put at the foot of a ladder while Dad went up to secure a hatch or halyard. Luckily, I was a lot younger then, so carrying a 90 lb dog down a ladder was feasible.
They are all different, and I love them all, even when they are being Labs, of whom it has been said " They can carry an egg without breaking it across the yard, then chew through a chain link fence".
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