Arlo Visits the Farm

by CountryThreads on August 15, 2017

Arlo, a nine week old English black lab puppy came to visit with his owner, my friend Ginny.


 He differs from an American Labrador in his shorter wider stature and square head.  I call him “wide load” and he is the cutest black lab puppy you’ll ever meet.


I made him a quilt with his name on it.


I think it likes it!

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Marie August 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Loved the photos of Arlo. I have had three English Labradors over the years – one black and two yellow. People would always say they were overweight (when they were not), because of their bigger rib cage and shorter legs. A totally different look from an American Labrador.

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CountryThreads August 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Marie – yes, you do understand the difference! Love this little guy!

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Susan Sundermeyer August 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Snuggle Bunny! 💗

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Connie Olson August 15, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Oh, I know he loves it!!

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Peggy August 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Yup!! Looks like he wants it for himself!! I was thinking he was pretty good size for just 9 weeks!! A real cutie!!

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Angie August 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

As another former Labrador family, I have got to say there is nothing better than Labrador love!! They are amazing!. Love the pic of Arlo on his quilt – so cute!

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Felicia Hamlin August 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Nice boy! He is big. I showed the post to Zena and she is wondering if we come and visit, will she get a quilt with her name on it? Have a nice day Mary.

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Donna August 15, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Mary you are so right…..he is adorable. Plus the quilt you made him is sweet & with his own name 👍❤️

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Susie August 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Awww…. Arlo is just precious! You’re right he looks like a wide load. I love his quilt!

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Nicole Hanson August 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Awww! What a cutie! Looks like is chillin’ on the farm and will have a great time running!
I miss all your posts and I know that you have been busy and healing your broken heart. I am
happy to see that you are back and to meet Arlo and Ginny!

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Anna M August 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm

He looks so soft and cuddly!

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Rose Mikulski August 15, 2017 at 3:49 pm

What a cutie pie with his own quilt now. Will Connie and Hope be coming for a look-see?

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Jean Elliott August 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm

He’s cute….his own quilt..wow!

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Anita Fetzer August 15, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Awww he’s adorable. And I’m sure he loves his quilt…..will keep that little “wide load” warm and happy.

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Kate Schloemer August 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Awwww.. he is so cute… How nice he got his own quilt.. he looks like he is fond of it too.

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Sue Davis August 15, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Hi Mary,
He is absolutely gorgious.
By the way, I got a text from Kelly and my lambs are doing extremely well in the cooler weather of Ohio. This makes my heart feel better. It’s so hot here. But my heart still misses them. Working on a block of the month project I’ve had for many a year. Now that my binding jobs are slow I have some me time until Xmas quilts start coming to me for bindings. Take care Mary, ❤️🐩 Texas

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Sue Davis August 15, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Mary,
Can you tell me where I can learn to make mountain majesties
Thank you, ❤️🐩

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CountryThreads August 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm

I used directions by Bonnie Hunter – very clear and very easy.

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Betty Klosterman August 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm

That must have been the kind of Black our neighbors had for a grand dog. When she was a pup her feet were wider than the palm of my hand and she grew up into a wide, sturdy dog. She was just plain wide and big, but a very good dog.
We actually got 1.1″ yesterday afternoon and then .3″ overnight. It hasn’t forgotten how to rain. There was marble and pea sized hail but it didn’t do too much damage. Some places got 6″ in a short period and baseball size hail….. And I think a road washed out south east of town. It makes me remember about three years ago when the 2 ladies were going home to Colorado from working in the Baaken in North Dakota. It was dark and they hit a spot where the road was washed out. The one lady survived being washed at least a mile down stream and the other lady drowned and she wasn’t found for almost a year. Another reason not to drive at night?

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Jo August 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

I see your foot petal is still intact! Good boy.

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Kathy Hanson August 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm

You are sure right about that – he is just adorable!! His quilt if beautiful and no doubt he likes it!!

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Jane in Nevada August 15, 2017 at 6:48 pm

Love that Arlo. . .yes, a real cutie and I bet he is going to be a wonderful big dog. Pleased to meet Ginny as well. The quilt is so sweet. What a generous gift! I was wondering what technique you used for the beautiful lettering? It is so fun to see his name on the quilt. The doggie faces in the blocks are a great dog addition to the quilt. Thanks for always sharing your creativity and talents. ❤️

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CountryThreads August 15, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Jane – I used a panel of individual printed letters from years ago.

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Diane August 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

Arlo is a lucky dog to have his own quilt. It is a sweet gift for such a cutie. Mary, do you remember saying you didn’t see Collies much anymore? My husband and I were discussing that and agreeing with you. Tonight on our bike path, I saw a large black one and a large golden one, like Lassie on TV. Funny. Just when we were thinking they were not around, there were two!!

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Diane from California August 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

I love reading your blog. I’m a very happy person reading all that you write. I took a class from you in Atascadero, Calif. many years ago, and you had just had shoulder surgery. You were so gracious and peppy and inspiring! I still hang up my “Morning Glory” every Spring.
I was curious, though…do you still have the white puppy?
I’m sorry that people have sent you not-nice emails.

Love reading about Iowa and you!

I also made the Noah’s Ark quilt and gave it to my daughter-in-law who loves it very much!

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Sue Smith August 15, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Arlo MacKenzie is adorable and so his is quilt. He looks happy laying on it.

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Patsy August 16, 2017 at 5:47 am

Adorable. Puppy and quilt.

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sandy August 16, 2017 at 5:55 am

Arlo is just adorable!! Looks like he loves his new quilt….so cute 🙂

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Marilyn August 16, 2017 at 6:22 am

Arlo is adorable and the quilt is a perfect match.

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Karen L Chaudoin August 16, 2017 at 7:48 am

Oh thank you so much for teaching me something I didn’t know and that is about English labs. He is so so so cute! Oh to smell him and hold his wiggliness for just a minute. I know you are having fun with him and you are so kind to make him his own blankie!

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Kelley August 16, 2017 at 8:21 am

What a cute put and such a pretty quilt. He looks so handsome on it!

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Kelley August 16, 2017 at 8:21 am

What a cute puppy and such a pretty quilt. He looks so handsome on it!

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Becky from IA August 16, 2017 at 9:13 am

Cute puppy….very cute quilt!!!!

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Jessica August 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

Arlo is gorgeous! I’ve never heard of an English blackie, thank you for sharing his pics. He totally loves his little quilt! You’re such a wonderfully thoughtful lady. Much love to you.

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Tanya August 16, 2017 at 11:10 am

Arlo looks like such a sweet, sharp fellow. He cuddles right up to that foot peddle. Bet it wouldn’t take much for him to be using it to sew…

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Paula August 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm

Nice idea to make him a quilt, he looks cute on it. Paula in KY

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Ann Barlament August 17, 2017 at 11:19 pm

Awwww…I want to cuddle.!!!

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