i found these old pics today taken in 2003. jackson was a 7 year old yellow lab that my friend got paid looking after him but i ended up spending more time with him than her. he walked into my bedroom while i was sleeping, licked my hand and never left my side for the next 5 month or so. he was fat and overweight and had to take tonnes of medicine for some unknown reason. i mean tonnes of it and jackson hated them all. i always took him for a drive, ran around at the field and took him for a walk at the beach. his favorite game was to fetch tennis ball and could play for hours non stop. he would fetch the ball and drop it in front you and waited as far as he could from you and waited for you to throw the ball; back and forth. only when he got really tired, he would drop the tennis ball and sat down with the look on his face saying "its your bloody turn to catch the ball now. i'm beat". that's how i knew he was tired. and that's how he lost so much weight. sometimes at the field i let him wander on his own, but whenever i called he would ran back to me and his mouth would be covered with horse manure since we normally have some of it at the field as mulch, and with the look on his face saying "what? i didn't eat anything". most of the time i forgot to give him his medicine. however, when i had to take him in for his doctor's appointment, the vet always said he was in excellent condition ever without knowing that i never gave him his medicine. unfortunately, jackson's owner died in a house fire about 2 years ago. jackson ran away and couldn't be found for few days. finally, he came back and the neighbour found him and decided to adopt him. none of us were around when that happened. i would have adopted him in a heartbeat. in case you haven't notice, this is one dog who loved to pose for the camera.