Somebody’s having a birthday this week — can you guess who?
Yes, Darling Doggie Dallas will turn — shhh, eight! — this week!
Now, when a dog gets to “a certain age,” as my friend Monica recently reported, he doesn’t want the world to know.
Because, in Dallas’s case, he still acts like a young’un. Romps and plays like a pup. Chases whatever moves.
But I’ve noticed he’s slowing down a bit and taking a few more naps. Which isn’t a bad thing, you know.
And his vet recently suggested he switch over to “senior” food, though the Infographic on her wall indicates he won’t reach that pinnacle until he’s NINE!
Anyway, in honor of his approaching B-day, I pulled out a few of his baby pictures:
This was his “chipmunk” stage — his cheek furs are sticking straight out from his face. And see that string holding his ears in place? We referred to it as “trussing,” like a Christmas turkey! His breeder is big on proper ear placement and sometimes, a dog needs a little help.
See how pretty his ears turned out! And his cheek-furs settled nicely into place. Took a while, but it was worth it.
I spent this afternoon grooming him so he’d be pretty for the upcoming holiday/birthday. He was so relaxed, his ears wouldn’t stand up at all!