Dog of the Week

Hi! My name is Willow and I’m an AKC registered Silver Labrador Retriever. I was born Jan. 24, 2022, and I am the proud puppy of Blake and Bonnie Folmar. I love to eat, play and chew on shoes. Other than napping better than Rip Van Winkle, my favorite thing to do is aggravate my 3 canine and 2 feline siblings. My dad thinks I’m going to be the best duck retriever when I get older but he may need to work on his aim before he gets me involved.

Willow’s mom said that the pup is her little shadow. She can often be found “helping” her mom with dishes, laundry, gardening, yard work, or taking care of the chickens.

Willow’s favorite toy is her blue rubber bone. So far, Willow does not shed. She is about halfway through potty training and for now sleeps inside, usually in her crate.

Willow is from the last litter of labs to be raised by Folmar’s father. Willow brightens the days, especially when Folmar is missing her father who does not live nearby. Folmar is a true “Daddy’s girl” and she said her father helped mold her into the woman she is today by being her biggest fan and strongest supporter. Willow is a gracious reminder of the example set before her to follow as she raises her own children.

The willow tree symbolizes new life and grace. Folmar recently had to say goodbye to her 17-year-old chihuahua, and Willow has helped her to cope with the loss.