Take one handsome Lab lad with a waggely tail and four happy feet and mix in a pound of love with a dash of high jinx — and you have the perfect recipe for healing a broken heart. Gary and Georgee recently lost their beloved Lab, Luke, and now sweet one-year-old Logan is doing his puppy best to fill the giant pawprints left behind. While Logan is new to the role of faithful family Lab, what he lacks in experience, he makes up for in heart; and he’s making sure that his new parents get plenty of fresh air, exercise, and a healthy dose of Lab love every day.

Gary and Georgee sent us an update on life with Logan: We have definitely “bonded.” We had forgotten how exciting it is to have a “puppy” around but he’s busy getting us trained.

Logan has learned how to retrieve a tennis ball, how to swim, how to sit, stay, lay down, come and place. He is very curious about deer, squirrels, hummingbirds, other dogs and new noises. So far he has a brotherhood of nine other neighborhood dogs. We have a play day almost every day. He really like to go “bye-bye” in the car or the motorhome. We just returned from a 10-day road trip to Estes Park, and he totally loved the dog park there because he had access to a portion of Lake Estes where he got to swim every day at least once a day. He enjoys long walks and hiking.

We just found out about “Jasper’s Splash Zone” in Colorado Springs, and we will be taking him to see if he is interested in learning how to dock-dive. This would allow him to swim year-round in a 41’ X 21” indoor heated pool just for dogs. He loves to roll in the grass and he has about an acre to run on with lots of Aspens and a few pine trees. After losing our precious Luke (who we also adopted from Safe Harbor 13 years ago) this past June – Logan has helped us heal and he is an asset to our home. We hope to help him become a happy, healthy and long-time member of our pack – he really completes us, and we know Luke is happy with our new family member – he would have wanted us to save another life.