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Thursday, April 24, 2008


I love this picture of Libby. Mastiffs are so noble, so regal, so strong. Something about that big square head and slightly droopy eyes makes them look so wise and slightly sad. Sometimes Libby looks so calm and serene.

Of course this is what Libby looks like most of the time.

Doh! We make endless fun of her for sleeping with her tongue sticking out like that. What a dope! LOL! I also call her the LAND HIPPO!!! (You have to sort of sing it to the tune of the theme song for Bonanza to get the full effect.) And when she looks particularly goofy I call her "Ribby" in my best Scooby Doo voice. She loves it. She has no shame. She's just so happy to be included, happy to get attention.

She's getting to be an old lady now. Giant breeds rarely live long and Libby is coming up on her 6th birthday. Her black mask is rapidly fading to grey. She seems to be in perfect health (okay, a wee bit chubby) but I am starting to realize we may lose her someday. I don't know what we would do without her - goofy old lady!

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Blogger Chris said...

Oh, that is sad about them having short lives. :(

7:40 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

She looks like a big ol' honey bear...like a gentle giant. Such a sweetheart.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

That is such a sweet long suffering look she's giving you.

No! No losing Libby! I hate that part.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I just want to plant a kiss on the top of that sweet head! Such a cutie.

9:08 PM  
Blogger teabird said...

She has a pettable head and she looks so patient! Love her!

9:20 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

She is absolutely adorable! How do you possibly get any knitting done? It would be a struggle for me to not be hugging her all of the time!

12:32 PM  

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