When I mentioned wishing I had digital photos of Tanner from his arrival here, my wish was granted. My son's camera held these photos of our new baby. Fresh after his first bath, he donned a cute bandanna and was getting acquainted with his new home.
Looking at these pictures, I can see that he was destined to become the tall, lanky retriever that he is now. He's certainly not the pudgy, more stout breed standard that the AKC folks would be looking for, despite the fact that he is AKC. I guess that's why he was clearance priced, just like Marley was. If you haven't read that book, you've got to pick up a copy. The movie is hysterical, but the book takes the story so much further. Either way, try to find time for this great entertainment. It's a wonderful story of dog ownership and the bonding that occurs when you bring a puppy into your home.