Thursday, October 3, 2013

Black Lab is the New Black

We get lots of catalogs in the snail mail, some of which are chock full of doggie stuff.

In particular, the Orvis Dog Book not only features many wonderful doggie items, they also tend towards sporty doggies as models (contrasted to other catalogs which seem obsessed with wee beasts like corgis).

Just look at this handsome guy. Why it almost reminds me of, well, ME!

However, this particular item also caused some consternation for yours truly. Do you see the circled letters? 

"large in sage / black Lab shearling"

Which means, what, exactly? The large bed comes in sage? The model lab is named Shearling and happens to be black?

Well, it turns out, Black Lab is now an official color for all your doggie accessories (and I say "about time").

Sure enough, on the very next page is a closeup of the colors available, featuring, "Black lab."

Lest there was any doubt, black lab is where it's at (well, I knew that all along). Guess the days of the blonde are over.

Dexter done!


  1. Warning: May cause drowsiness!....Bwahaahaahaa!

    LL Bean always seem s to have Labs...just sayin'.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. Ooooh. I won't let Abby see this. While she has no issue with black Lab being a color, I don't think she'd be ready to accept that blonde is no longer in. (Although technically, she's 'creamsicle' and not actually blonde...). Were there any doodle doggies in this catalog or are we going to have to send them letters explaining that doodle doggies can lounge on beds, too?

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  3. Soooooo.................did you get a black lab shearling doggie bed?

  4. Gosh! At first I thought you were the model, Dexter! My mom likes the catalogs that feature the "wee beasts", primarily doxies,,,,imagine that! I never knew black lab was the new in color!

  5. black is the new black. it's classic. never trendy. it's never wrong to be classic. but we knew that!

  6. Now that explains why folk so often admire the blackness of my saddle.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (who has a paw in three doggie colour camps, black, white and russet).

  7. I reckon I must go shoppin' fur sumptin in da Black Lab color...maybe a sweater.
    Nows, make sure when they come out with da color "Foxy Doxie Red" you get it.


  8. It's about time they got their act together, Dexter!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  9. Wow...what a great idea! Now you will not be able to see it when you shed on your bed.

    Now they need to work on a brown and white print where the brown furs stick to the brown spots and the white furs stick to the white spots. We would buy two!


  10. You are the latest 'in trend dog' I wonder if they will make a purse for the yuppies to carry you in - would be a BIG purse bawwwwaaaaahhhh :)

  11. Otis sleeps on a Black Lab here. He wonders if that bed is as comfortable as Roscoe is.

  12. If you want the 411 of doggie trend, just ask Dexter. He's the man, I mean dog!

  13. HI Dexter
    What a pawesome doggie bed how exciting to have one finally named just for us :) Milo & Jet

  14. hmmm, wonder when they will have Dane Tan :-)

  15. hmmm, wonder when they will have Dane Tan :-)

  16. hmmm, wonder when they will have Dane Tan :-)

  17. are you sures it isn't made out of black lab furs?

    woof - Tucker

  18. Dex, the mom is just amazed that Tempur-pedic makes doggie beds!

  19. Well, we certainly hope that no black labs were harmed! BOL!! We aren't blonde, by the way...we are white!!
    xo Chloe and LadyBug

  20. Hmm... When are they coming out with Golden Retriever Gold?

    Monty and Harlow

  21. What a beautiful color!!!

  22. Well, of course we knew you would be 'au courant" (sp). I took the "black lab shearling" to mean they had sheared a black lab and used it's coat for the bed lining, YIKES! I am glad you have a color named after you Dexter, but in all fairness shouldn't all dogs be represented? I propose, in our case, "Boston Bi-color Shearling". I dare them to get clippers next to Panda!! Ann TBL

  23. I do hope the sheared Black Labs have recovered in time for winter.

  24. whoa Dexter, I know I have been absent for a while, but are you telling me us blondies are being replaced by a color that isn't even a color........sheeseee to think me and my kind could be replaced so easily and quickly. Oh well, stand tall dexter dude, you are now the representative of many.

  25. Black lab IS the new black! That is too cool for words Dex!

  26. Oh silly Dexter, the day of the blonde will never be over...;-)

  27. Dextew, i was confooselated on so many levels, sage is an ewbie Mommi puts in pots and uses to cook wif, and then they sheew sum labs , i thought you didn't need haiw cuts. WTF!
    I did howevew undewstand that yoo awe soopew stylish and I aways knew black was in...(mommi's whole closet is full of that colow )
    Sanks fow the Biwfday wishes
    Smoochie kisses

  28. R is cheering!!! (I was worried for a moment that the cover was made of black lab fur).

    What happened to the "chocolate lab" color?

  29. It's a good thing they don't make wire hair beds...not a best seller!


  30. Oh, whew. I was concerned that it could mean something else.
    Don't you think they're being a little short-sited selling beds with the name "BEAR" embroidered on them, though? I mean, it sort of narrows the market, if you know what I mean. How many dogs named Bear are there out there?!?!

  31. Blonds are overrated anyway. ;)

    I am hoping Orvis catches on and creates a Blueberry Spotted Shearling cover - but I guess it's a pretty good start that they have a Black Lab shearling! :)