Coffee Bean and Cinna-Bun the English Labradors

These cuddly Labs from Reno, Nev., love helping owner Larry Gralla pick out a bottle of wine

Coffee Bean and Cinna-Bun the English Labradors
Feb 27, 2021

Owner: Larry Gralla

Location: Reno, Nev.

Dogs' Names: Coffee Bean and Cinna-Bun

Ages: 1 and 7

Breeds: English Labradors

Star Quality: They cuddle up next to my wife, making my spot in bed very warm, once I convince them to go to their own beds.

Favorite Getaway: They love going to our cabin at Lake Tahoe, playing in the snow or the forest, and helping me select a bottle of wine.

Forgivable Flaws: Cinna-Bun is a “counter cruiser”—anything up there is fair game, and also steals shoes. His brother Bean’s favorite activity is telling on him!

Background Story: All of our Labs, over time, have been named after foods … Cinna-Bun, a fox-red Lab; Coffee Bean, a jet-black; Custard Mustard (you must have two names to yell at them), a yellow; Creme Brûlée, or CB for short, a yellow; Cadbury Chocolate Chip, a chocolate … duh; Chocolate Mousse, another chocolate. Notice a theme here?

 Two Labradors, fox-red Cinna-Bun and black Coffee Bean, sit at attention in a dining room full of wine-service antiques
Owner Larry Gralla collects Georgian wine-service antiques, displaying some of his 2,100 pieces in the dining room, but the dogs are more impressed by the food that arrives there.
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