A present for my my little buddy on his first day home

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Project by NDVermin posted 1154 days ago 1591 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across this picture of my (now eight year old) Lab Ranger, on his first day home, and thought I’d post it. He’s a lot cuter than the project, but it’s held up pretty well (despite my non-existent finishing skills and lots of doggie drool over the years). It seems that now these dog feeding stations are very common – I thought I was breaking new ground at the time :-)

PS – By Popular demand….pics added of Ranger, now at 8 yrs. Getting a little white in the beard, but a great dog!

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#1 posted 1153 days ago

Labs are the best dogs in the whole world. My daughter has a yellow lab (english). Ranger is a beauty an he sure has a fancy dinning table.

-- Billp

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#2 posted 1153 days ago

hope he grows up soon to eat out of it nice work

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#3 posted 1153 days ago

That’ll be nice when he gets a little bigger. Beautiful pup with big feet and a nice block head. He’s gonna be a big one.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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jim C

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#4 posted 1153 days ago

Hey Guys
The picture is 8 years old. He grew up!
NDVermin…..Take a present day pic of Ranger and post it.

I had a chocolate lab named “Buddy” who died way to soon. Labs are the only dogs I would ever own.


-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#5 posted 1153 days ago

The only drawback to these wonderful dogs is that warclub they call a tail, but as long as they train us
to put everything breakable up out if its reach, we can live with that. Thank you for sharing, and a
recent picture would be appreciated.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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jim C

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#6 posted 1153 days ago

The warclub and the frequent licks of love.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#7 posted 1153 days ago

It looks like Ranger and the feeding station have both aged well. We’ve got a half Lab/half Great Dane that is also a wonderful companion [and watch dog].

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 1151 days ago

Awesome! Great looking doggie, and great looking project.


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#9 posted 1150 days ago

OMG!! What a cutie. I have a 8 yr. old choc. The feeding station is awesome. I think it is original with it’s custom features and dovetails.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 1150 days ago

Wonderful! I love the before and after. He’s a spectacular looking animal.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 1150 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words. It’s great to see all the other dog lovers out there.

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#12 posted 1149 days ago

Cool, I guess he grew into it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 1080 days ago

Ranger is so sweet. And so is his dinning table. Great work Dave!

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#14 posted 97 days ago

Sure miss our yellow lab

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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