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    New Year's Resolution: Her resolution is to be more active, and try to get her owners to take her out on walks or take her to the park to throw balls around more often. She knows when her owners are ready to leave (when they are putting their coats and shoes on), so she just throws that sad puppy dog face to hopefully lure them into taking her with them on their adventures.

    Name: Berryessa or Essa for short
    Breed: Chocolate Labrador Retriever
    Age: 1.5 years

    Special Interests: Essa loves to play fetch. Tennis balls are her favorite, and she can fetch for hours if she wanted too.

    She can never let a human out of her sight if they are around. She'll always be at someone's feet. If they aren't giving her the attention that she wants she'll whine and nudge them to pet her.

    Essa knows sit, stay, fetch, shake, give me ten, and go to bed. The next trick she is learning, is to "drop-it" then eventually putting her toys away in her box.

    How We Met: My boyfriend and I finally decided on the breed, gender and color of puppy we wanted after we had purchased our first condo. But after an endless, unsuccessful search for a female chocolate lab, we finally decided to pick-up a female yellow lab puppy. We had an appointment and everything. But the night before we were to pick up a yellow lab puppy, I came home from school and found a female chocolate lab puppy in our condo. =) She's been actively involved in our lives since.

    Am I keeping my resolution?: I can do a mean puppy-dog face. =)

    Jenae smiles :), K. Ogden Photography, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Slideshow Bruce 85 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, very artsy.

    2. Jenae smiles :) 85 months ago | reply

      so sweet. lovely photo!

    3. bbowers2 85 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot!!!

    4. amy mcclure 85 months ago | reply

      Love the nose shots! (and the paw is a bonus!)

    5. itsjustme1340-Ress 84 months ago | reply

      wonderful image! luv the capture !

    6. AmazonCARES 82 months ago | reply

      ATTENTION!! This photo is an entrant in a photo/story contest sponsored by Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education & Safety, a non-profit charity.

    7. sally_1221 82 months ago | reply

      top photo vote

    8. the filmmaker 82 months ago | reply

      Okay, I was a bit harsh on the other Essa photo (with the icicle) so this is where I make it up. This shallow depth of field (on a close up) works really well. Great shot. It's up there on my list of favorites. Now with 2 of my favorites, stay tuned to find out if one of your two wins my final vote in Pets Speak Out!! JA

    9. AmazonCARES 81 months ago | reply


      Congratulations! You are the PROFESSIONAL JUDGE'S 2nd PLACE WINNER! in the Pet's Speak Out: New Years Resolutions Contest sponsored by Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education & Safety charity. Learn more about us at, Check out the YouTube video of entries!

    10. AmazonCARES 80 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amazon CARES Photo Contest Winners, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Tina Beer Woltz 78 months ago | reply

      I love it, love it, love it!!!

      Please post this to Fuzzy Toes.

    12. Cathryn Wellner 52 months ago | reply

      Love this photo. I've used it to illustrate a post on This Gives Me Hope Thanks for making it available on Creative Commons.

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