Hello, my name is Nube. I'm Joel's yellow lab. I love to play ball, take walks, and, as you can tell, I love to have my picture taken. But best of all, I love to play 'STEAL ANYTHING I CAN FROM JOEL'S DESK, RUN AND MAKE HIM CHASE ME' I'm very fast and VERY good at it.
My dog Nube--sitting with his long tongue hanging out of his mouth
Nube walking into the living room
Nube standing by my desk--looks like he's smiling
Nube lying with his ball in his mouth--he's hardly ever without the ball in his mouth
Nube lying on my bed--he likes to do this the best
A bit more about Nube. He is a pure breed yellow lab. I rescued / adopted him from the local humane society after he was brought in as a stray. His name is Nube, which is meant to be short for New Beginning. I had another rescued / adopted dog named Squeaky before Nube for seven years.  Shortly after I had to put Squeaky to sleep because of cancer, I came across Nube. If you are looking for a loving, caring animal companion, I strongly suggest that you check out your local animal shelters. There's a Nube or a Squeaky waiting there to give you all the love, companionship, loyalty, and unconditional friendship that they can give.
I'm moving in to make a steal. Gotta smile, this is too easy.
I'm on the prowl. Time to get Joel excited.
I'll just lay here until Joel can catch his breath. God I love playing keep away with him. Someday I might even let him win.  Na, what was I thinking?
FOR  MY  DOG  SQUEAKY, GONE  BUT  NEVER  FORGOTTEN
The day I had to have Squeaky put to sleep was one of the saddest days of my life. She had developed cancer. For many days I felt a guilt, questioning if I did the right thing. Of course the answer was yes, but as anyone who has ever had to put a loved pet to sleep knows, you experience a period of guilt. Not to mention a lot of heart felt loss. The day she left I wrote the following little paragraph, mostly to help vent the hurt I was feeling. I taped it to my locker at work, not hoping to attract any attention, but just to show the world that I was hurting inside. I had talked about Squeaky a lot at work. I think a lot of my co-workers knew her as well as they knew me. A lot of people offered their condolence, which helped. To anyone out there who has gone down this sad path, my sympathies to you.
My best friend went for a walk today. She loved to take walks. She will not tire from this walk, or long to be home and get a drink of fresh water. She walks now within the clouds, no leash to hold her back. I did not wish to send her on this walk, nor could I have imagined she would need to leave so soon. For seven years she was a companion, but mostly she was my friend. I feel her absence. I miss her. Thank you, Squeaky for being my friend. 
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The following two items were sent to me by Heidi at Wolf Canyon Paints. Thanks, Heidi. Both pics are linked to her site.
In Memory Of Squeaky--by Wolf Canyon Paints
Nube You're A Cutie!! sent to Nube by Wolf Canyon Paints
The following two quotes were sent to me by Dr. Roland Saavedra

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. - Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain


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