The actual Black Dog….
Caesar was the Studio’s original namesake. He joined me in 1979, a Black Lab 1½ years old and already speaking English. He accompanied me almost everywhere…. laundromat, supermarket, work (timber cruising and inspecting logging sites in those days). He repeatedly received invitations to the beach when I still had to work. Labs and water, go figure. In 1990, Caesar had a stroke. It slowed him down but didn’t stop him from participating in Portland’s Doggie Dash that year. He succumbed to his advancing years in 1994 at the ripe age of 16, leaving many people with very fond memories.
Bo followed as the next Black Dog, mostly rottweiler, part Lab & Mastiff. He was almost one year old when he joined the team in 1994. He would have rather been a lap dog, but, at 70 lbs. it didn’t happen often. He and his buddy Nate spent most of their days patrolling the perimeter of our six acres, keeping the deer, coyotes, and raccoons at bay. Bo died from a blood cancer at 13 years old.
Buddy is the current Black Dog. Another Pound Puppy, he’s all Lab and is working hard with his friend Oz to continue the tradition of a dog-only property. He’s now twelve years old and is sure that anyone coming to our house is there just to see him. Why else would you come?