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Flopsie the Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier mix, the Dog of the Day
Name: Flopsie
Age: Eleven years old
Gender: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier mix
Home: Indiana, USA
   Flopsie is a one-of-a-kind retriever. She has the temperament and size of a small lab, but is afraid of things such as water, a trait from her Yorkie father. She has been a surprise and light in our lives since the moment we first met her. We got her when she was only two weeks old, at a flea market. That is really too young to separate a pup from its mother of course. She was the runt of a litter of four, and was obviously abused and unloved in the house she spent those days in. Her birth parents were pedigrees that were expected to breed true, so her brothers' and her birth was unwanted, and as soon as they could, the previous owner sold them. She immediately won over her mommy's heart, and has been through a good deal with her, from the stresses of everyday life to the passing of her husband of 45 years.

     Flopsie is a kind-hearted soul who has shown her strength and resilience time and time again. She is now three times her expected size- originally expected to be no more than 15-25 pounds, she weighs in at a healthy 75. She is also three times as large as her brothers. She is very protective- should so much as a fly go near a member of the family, including her pal Lilly, it will be barked at and chased away (or in the case of the fly, be snapped up). Once, at only six months old, Flopsie chased away a rabid coyote from the yard that was three times the size of her and chased it down the street. Flopsie loves to be petted, and though she has a deep-throated bark, most every bark is aimed at this goal. We couldn't be prouder to have her in our life.

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