OK, I admit it. My family is a bunch of hopeless geeks. We’re also a Labrador family. Yellow labs, to be specific. We’d add a black lab once in a while except for the hair issue. We’ve pretty much chosen the colors of most of our furniture and rugs so the yellow shed product shows as little as possible.
That’s one of the great things no one tells you about labs. They only shed twice a year – the first half and the second half.
We bring the heavy geekitude by having a theme for naming our dogs. The males, anyway. They’ve all been named after NHL goalies. We’ve had Beaupre, Olie and our latest addition, Mason.
My son stood between the pipes for 12 years, but we magnanimously let him keep his given name. Who knows, though? If I’d gotten into guns a little sooner, the pups might have been named Mossy, Browning and Winchester. Have you ever been so pathetic as to name a pet after a favorite gun? Would ya?