My family had the blessing of adopting Gunnar, a beautiful, sweet, gentle soul lab 3 years ago when he was 10 yrs old. I will not soon forget this 100lb white lab walking toward me and my family from his foster home back yard. His foster mom, a retired nurse, had a beautiful garden of wild flowers that he had been walking through before he saw us and came to say hello. It was love at first site!! He loved me, my three kids and anyone he met! We lost him quite suddenly August 1, 2016 when that morning he was unable to stand at all. My vet said “these stoic labs, they hide their pain until they can’t any longer” I never knew my heart could shatter like that in an instant. He was the BEST lab in the world, there are not enough good words to use to describe this gentleman of a dog. For those who read this , please consider an older lab for adoption. Gunnar and my family just experienced the best 3 yrs ever. We were all with him as he crossed the Rainbow bridge. I know he is waiting for us, but we miss him every second. Our blessing.  Gunner