The initial “In Memoriam” post was hastily posted with the most readily available photos. I went back through a more complete archive and dug up a few more pictures that go back a lot farther — even to pre- and early Benton days.
Pre-kids. Elwyn was a beautiful lab:
And, he could be something of a rag doll — could happily doze in the oddest positions:
Always good and patient with kids, especially if they let him give them kisses (Benton wasn’t mobile enough in this photo to have much say in the matter):
Benton was the first of many kids — ours and others — who did some full-body sensory play with his fur:
Alana got her share of kisses as well:
And, again with Alana:
As a foundation for a pillow pile (Benton):
Hanging out at Town Lake with Carson (and Garrison S.):
Another magazine-cover-worthy pose:
Still with some puppy-ness to him, retrieving a stick:
But, his most favorite activity had to be anything water-related.
Retrieving a dog toy:
Retrieving a rock:
And, finally, a video of Elwyn actually diving for rocks — the bigger the rock, the better:
I must say that with my new appreciation for dogs, Elwyn was a splendid, big, beautiful, shiny specimen…it’s great to see him in his younger glory. AND what’s with the rock diving…he had his head under the water for what seemed like a long time.