Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Welcome to the Newest Member of the Johnson Household.

Welcome to the newest member of the Johnson household.  Meet Laralei. The photos were taken at her foster Mom's house and she will join us tomorrow.  She's a 92 pound 5-year-old breeding dog who was surrendered as she wasn't producing enough puppies.  Fortunately, she'd had decent vet care even if she lived in close quarters with minimal people contact, so she is well fed and very healthy.

I fell in love with her when I saw her post up on the rescue groups Facebook.  Her foster Mom said she has a goofy, gentle personality, loves kids and dogs, and loves to play fetch.

Abby was also a breeding dog.  They tend to be very loving and gentle.
My husband took time off from work so we could get a home inspection and after they talked to our references and our Vet we were approved. The volunteer brought over her very large retriever to see how Abby reacted and they were instant best friends. Abby loves other dogs.

She will be here tomorrow and a big Orvis bed is being air shipped to be here tomorrow so she has her own bed. And we have a crate for her if she needs it for overnight comfort.

I think we nailed the home inspection when in the spot usually reserved for a giant TV was a big dog crate and a pile of toys (we gave our TV away to make room for dog stuff).

Laralei was her name at the breeder's.  The foster Mom says she doesn't react to it, (very little human interaction) but we will keep it for now.  Abby and Laralei have a nice ring to it. Thank you Chicagoland Lab Rescue.


  1. They called me for a Character reference...

    I said you and he were pretty much characters....

    1. I also said that in my next life I wanted to come back as one of your house pets....

  2. And may she live Happily Ever After!

  3. I see more puppy posts coming real soon. Once a pet parent ALWAYS one

  4. What a beauty! Those eyes! Thank you for finding more room in your hearts and home for another beautiful "child."

  5. That is so wonderful! I hope she thrives and brings you much pleasure and companionship.

  6. Awww. You're wonderful people.

  7. Aw....another doggo wins the adoption lottery! Congrats on the new family member!

  8. So sweet, now there is Lara (Croft) Johnson and Abby (Normal) Johnson - great addition to the menagerie.

  9. Oh YAY!!! Murphy and Belle approve and send their regards. That dog right there is one of the luckiest dogs in the world for the owners she just got.


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