Monday, January 23, 2012

The Birthday Girl

Emma is ten today. Ten good years with a good dog!

It saddens me when my dogs grow old. Such good friends should live much longer than they actually do. Emma is just now beginning to show her age, but she is still up for a full day of hunting, or anything else that you might have in mind. She's a bit creaky the next morning, but ready to go again if you are.

I am well aware that dogs could not care less about birthdays, but I do. So she will get a "special dinner" today. That's the tradition around here. And that means that Mags and Jack will also get special dinners because they are great believers in their own version of the Fairness Doctrine which states that what One gets the Others get as well. Why not? Birthdays are to be celebrated by all!


Bob@thenest said...

Welcome back!

And Happy Birthday to Emma. No, she doesn't understand birthdays, but I'll bet anything she understands special teatment. And BOTH of you get to enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Emma! Getting creaky isn't all that bad, there's life in her yet. ;) Hope she enjoyed her special treat.

Purple Magpie

BobG said...

Beautiful dog; I hope she has many happy years ahead of her.
Good to see you back; I was starting to worry that something had happened to you.