A Brief Interruption in Food: A Good-bye and Hello

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If you are a long time reader, you know that I love my black labradors.  I have been loving them in my life for the last 23 1/2 years and counting. My children do not know life without them. They are truly the best companions and loyal taste testers.  Life just wouldn't be the same without a lab lurking around.  Unfortunately, there comes a point where it is time for them to leave our side. 

51 weeks ago today, my Niecey passed away peacefully at home.  She was 13 years old. I could go on and tell you what a wonderful dog, friend and family member she was, but I think that is a given. 

Niecey Patricia Kosowski 7/8/07-11/17/20 
(I love and miss her old dog face.)

As you can imagine, all of our hearts were broken, including my other lab, Ruby (you can see her introduction HERE). Everything was different and there was this huge void, especially on the kitchen floor.  So I reached out to our breeder to put my name on the list for the next black lab litter.  On March 27,  2021, the newest and fifth in line of Kosowski black labs came in to this world.  I went to visit the litter as often as I could until I was finally able to bring her home on May 22! 

As you have read in some of my recent posts, I have been a little busy with this little stinker! She is cute as a button, smart as a whip, and naughty like you would not believe (if you have a lab you probably would believe). She loves the outdoors (especially when she can "landscape" the back yard🙄), she loves to swim (she already conquered Lake Michigan waves), she loves to go berserk anywhere and everywhere, she loves squirrels, she loves people (especially when they are across the street while we are walking) she loves to ride in my truck and of course, she loves food.  Needless to say, she is awesome and my kitchen galley is full again! 

So, without further ado, I introduce to you Miss Hazel! Still working on the middle name, but right now it is Nutball! Hazel Nut... That just might be a good segue into my next post🤔.


  1. She is beautiful! Dogs can put a smile on your face, cuddle with you when you are sad, create great stories to tell, and best of all...Dogs just fill the house with unconditional love. Can't image our house with out our 3 Bullmastiffs.

    1. Thank you! I completely agree with your sentiment🥰! Three Bull Mastiffs?? That is some serious floor and couch coverage 😉.

  2. What a cutie! She looks huge and I'll bet she'll get a lot bigger very soon. Lol I'm sorry for the loss of your sweet Niecey. I know how much it hurts. We lost all three of our little Papillons, Nikki, Jack, and the lovely little Cali Flower.I doubt I will ever get over it, but I'm so grateful for the time I had to spend with them. Funny little clowns,they were. I want to rescue more of them, but my husband put his foot down. He said no more dogs. He can't take the pain anymore when we lose them. So love and enjoy your Ruby and Hazel Nutball. I will be living vicariously through you. Big (((HUGS))) to you, Nicole.

    1. Tish,
      Thank you for your kind words🥰. I am so sorry for your loss, as well. They do tug at our heart strings. I promise to "interrupt the food" every know and then😊.
      P.S. Cali-Flower...I love it. RIP to her, Jack and Nikki.


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