Our Labranard

On Saturday, February 21st, we added a new member to our family!

  • Maria was born on December 31, 2008
  • She is half Black Lab, half St. Bernard (aka Labranard, or Bernador)
  • She was the only girl in a litter of 4 pups
  • Maria was the only pup in the litter to look like a Black Lab
  • We adopted her from the wonderful Frontier Animal Society, in Orleans, VT
  • She weighed 9 lbs. on 2/10/09
  • She weighed 13 lbs. on 2/21/09
  • She was cared for by a loving foster family/volunteer from the shelter until we adopted her
  • Maria (which our son pronounces "Mary-ah") was a lovely, unexpected 4th birthday gift for our son; one which we'll all be able to share for years to come!

Picture by MapleMama, but beautified by my cousin. Thanks, cous!


post-doc said...

Hi, Maria! You're so pretty and lucky to have such a wonderful family!

MapleMama said...

Awww...thanks Katie! Tell Chienne and Sprout they are lucky too! best to you all! WOOF!

mommo4.5 said...

I'm not a huge dog lover, but I have always had a soft spot for Labs. This picture is just adorable. How big do you expect she will get?

May you have many happy years with Maria.

MapleMama said...

Thanks, mommo!

We don't know for sure; it depends whether the lab or St. B genes drive her size. She could be anywhere from 50-150 lbs!