Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Liberty Bell Smith (aka, Libby) was our first dog. We got Libby in 2005, while I was still living at home with my parents. Jake and I were dating at the time, but hadn't gotten engaged or anything yet. We picked Libby up from the breeder just a week or so after my sister got married and took her dog, Colby, with her.

I knew I wanted a Labrador Retriever after having been around them while working at the animal hospital. I also did a little internet research on the breed. They are such great dogs. A friend of mine had gotten a chocolate lab from this same breeder a few years prior to us getting Libby, so thats why I chose the particular breeder I got Libby from. They lived out in the country, took great care of their dogs and were very nice. Jake always said he'd like to have a yellow lab someday, so since I new I wanted a lab, we decided to get a yellow lab rather than chocolate or black.

On, May 20th, 2005, Jake, Myself, my Mom, Sister and Bro.-in-law, all drove out to the breeders home to pick out our little fur ball. I knew I wanted a girl, and they had 3 yellow females ready to go to their fur-ever homes that day. We played with the three puppies, but ultimately chose Libby because she was the calmest and most cuddly. ;-) She was about 8 weeks old when we brought her home... born on March 19th, 2005.

She's been such a great dog and we love her so much. When she was a puppy I taught her several tricks, (sit, shake, lay down and roll over, to name a few). We even took her to a puppy class where she learned to walk on a leash and all the basic lessons a dog should know. She's never really walked on a leash all that well, but she does great off the leash. She enjoys playing with other dogs and loves to swim when she gets the chance. She enjoys going to the dog park and loves to get treats!! She's the princess around our house and is very spoiled!! :-)  Its hard to believe she's going to be 6 years old in March. Time has really flown by. Here are a few pictures of her from when she was a puppy. :-)

This picture was taken on our way home from the breeder. We took her to Petsmart once we go her home and I remember she only weighed 7 lbs. Now she weighs about 70 lbs., LOL. 

I took this picture of her the same weekend we brought her home.

This is a little video of Libby when she was a puppy. 

Libby and I when she was just a puppy. :-)

Libby laying on my bed. She was about 4 months old or so here.

Libby, after she graduated from Puppy Class in August of 2005.

Libby's first Christmas. :-)

Libby in her bed. She loves her Kennel and goes in there even when she doesn't have to.

Libby going for a ride in the car. She's very used to the car and goes with us a lot of places.

Libby in her princess costume at the Halloween Party at the dog park. 2006. Her cousin Colby is the little Yorkie in the picture.

Libby and my nephew Landon in Libby's kennel. So cute!


Melissa said...

Awwwwww...love hearing about Libby!

LuvinmyLabs said...

I'm glad you enjoyed hearing about our fur-babies, thanks for your comments!! :-)