Sweet Melissa is our 7 year Lab / Eddie Munster Mix. She is so sweet and tender hearted. I resued her out of an old cemetery on a hot summer day when she was about 5 months old. People think that they can just dump puppies out to fend for themselves. She had so many fleas that we had to take her straight to the vet and have her dipped. She turned out to be the most loving dog. Whenever her Daddy goes out, she insists on waiting in the driveway to be the very first one to greet him when he comes home. Her real name is “Sweet Melissa” after The Allman Brother’s song, but we just call her “Puppy” because she is just a big lovable baby.

Taken with my point and shoot Kodak CD33. No editing other than cropping.


sweet melissa, lab mix, rescue dog, deborah lazarus


  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 3 years ago

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Anna!!! We are very blessed to have her!! ☺

    – Deborah Lazarus

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 3 years ago

    very cute dog!!

  • Thanks, Patricia!! She is a sweetie!!!

    – Deborah Lazarus

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Deborah and wonderful that you took her home and gave her the love she deserves.

  • She is a blessing to us every day, Andrea. Not for once second have I ever regretted rescuing her. Thanks so much !! ☺

    – Deborah Lazarus

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarusabout 3 years ago

    Love the big smile!

  • Yep, that ever constant smile!! Love it, too!!

    – Deborah Lazarus

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 3 years ago

    What a sweet face Deborah – labs are know to have lovely natures, aren’t they ? So nice to hear of your kindness in rescuing her too.

  • She is a pure joy and considers herself the “family protector”. She looks out for everyone else first. She will not even eat her food until she sees that the other two have gotten theirs. Even though it was so long ago in her life, it is as though she has vague memories of much harder times. And she is so grateful for everything we do for her. She will always come and give us kisses after we give her food. She never fails to say thank you and we never taught her that.

    – Deborah Lazarus

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 3 years ago

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww cute

  • Thanks so much!!

    – Deborah Lazarus

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillabout 3 years ago

    she is so happy ;-))

  • Yes, and she is like that all the time. ☺

    – Deborah Lazarus

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRosealmost 3 years ago

    A lovely dog and a faithful companion!

  • Thanks, Kathryn!! Those two are totally devoted to eachother and quite often are partners in crime!! LOL

    – Deborah Lazarus

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 3 years ago

    Opps, Kathryn!!! Sorry I thought katie was in that photo, too!! i am slipping in my old age!!

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