Always in our memory
The first time I saw these dogs was in the movies. I really liked the hero’s yellow dog – strong, sociable, playful; I was terribly worried when the dog was shot in the middle of the picture … Once, while walking in the park, I met a woman with a dog that looked surprisingly like a dog from the movie. We talked, and I found out that these are Labradors, very pleasant and funny dogs, helpers, lifeguards. The woman talked a lot about her Chanel and Labradors, and when I let her pet her pet, I realized that I wanted such a dog, a dog with such soft hair, with such warm eyes, with such a wonderful character.
When the chocolate Labrador puppy appeared in our house, the impression was that he was always with us. Walking, feeding, playing was a completely natural activity, absolutely not burdening any of our family members. We did not know the gnawed furniture or shoes, the labrador ate all the food offered, and on the street passersby did not hide their admiration.
Mellani Retriever Dedicated
We very soon realized that our chocolate Mellani (Mona, Manyasha, Donut) is a real lady. Very smart, intelligent, neat, neat, damn beautiful and thoroughbred dog. Mellani’s ancestors are the best dogs in the world: Champions of England, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA, India and Russia!
Mona was a real helper and a nanny – she literally followed on the heels of her eight-year-old master: she tried to climb trees, stairs, and ran after a bicycle. Of particular interest was “rescue on the waters,” when the Labrador threw himself into the water and sought to bring the host swimmer to the shore. When the son went to bed, Mona always sat down next to the bed and waited for the “Younger Master” to fall asleep. With a sense of accomplishment, the dog walked to its place, but with the slightest movement approached the bed and checked whether everything was in order. In those rare cases when the son was ill, Mona did not leave her bed for hours, sometimes she lay down side by side and laid her head on the patient’s chest. It seemed to me that she wants to pick up, stretch the whole disease. The son recovered within a few days … Mona loved winter very much – she liked to tumbling in the snow, she could almost completely burrow in the snow, looking for toys, a leash or gloves hidden in the snow. She loved water very much – she fearlessly threw herself into a pond, could swim for a long time, pulling everything possible out of the water – sticks, bottles, toys. She loved to walk in the woods – listen for a long time to various sounds: the rustle of foliage, the crunch of breaking branches, the screaming of birds, keeping an enviable calm. Only one team could bring her out of the state of “meditation” – “Seek!” Mona was a real assistant to hunters – with excellent hunting qualities, Mona was looking for forest game, with great excitement she was looking for ducks and geese in the backwater. One of Mona’s favorite activities was to guess in which hand the delicacy was hidden. Unmistakably determining the right hand, she laid her paw on it, and then with her nose tried to open her hand. Very fond of playing “ladlets”. My favorite hobby for a walk was to carry my own leash! She walked and looked proudly at the walking dogs: “You don’t know how!” She always delighted passers-by, people stopped and asked: “Where is such a wonderful dog from?”
And Mona loved to wallow in bed, stick her nose under her arm and practically demand that she be scratched and stroked, and this could go on for hours …
Mona always felt when my back hurts, she came up and sat next to her, asked to climb onto the sofa and lay her back to my back, and her pain and some kind of extrasensory involvement made my pain easier. And when the soul was hard and restless, it was enough to look into the wise and warm, tea-colored eyes of Mona and understand what was in the life of Vanity and what was the Main thing.
Mona loved everyone! And relatives, and friends, and neighbors, and friends, and acquaintances, and just passers-by, who constantly paid attention to her. Mona could run up to a complete stranger, joyfully wagging her tail, go around, poke her nose in her hand, telling her whole being that life is beautiful! And you need to rejoice at every moment of life – sunrise and rain, sunset and leaf fall, love and forgive, enjoy and endure, take everything for granted and be thankful for that …
Mona lived with us for almost 11 years. So little … She left quickly and unexpectedly …