I have a 10 YO Lab myself and I was just talking to him about his whining. The girls at the Vet have turned him into a baby with all the "he is such a sweet Boy" stuff,LOL!! He is my best friend. I am sure the one you have will be yours too. Best dogs ever.
I just got a 8 year old Lab myself. I had to put my Bassett Hound because she had cancer. This Lab was rescued by this guy and he could not take care of her because of work, so my wife and I adopted her. She is great. Very laid back, and house broken. I have only had her for a week and I am already attached to her