Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 15th Birthday to Belle on July 4th!

We are a two dog family! Belle celebrated her 15th birthday yesterday! WOW! She is a dachshund-terrier mix. We always take a Belle birthday picture. Other than cataracts, being hard of hearing and a few fatty lumps, she is quite healthy. She sleeps most of the day and every once in a while will have a running spurt. Katie was in Kindergarten when we got Belle. It's hard to believe that Katie has already finished two years in college, and Lauren will be going in the fall.

Tucker Blue is an Australian cattle dog. He will be ten years old at the end of the month. Tucker used to go to the barn every day with Rothey until we got Beulah, our donkey, in January. Now he just looks on from the fence and gets to play with his rope when Rothey comes back from the barn. He never truly was used for herding. Tucker just thought that was his job.

Belle has always been the head honcho since she was 5 when we brought Tucker home as a puppy. Although, he tries to "herd" her sometimes! She doesn't stand much of it these days.

It is truly amazing how your dogs become a very integral part of your family! They are always happy to see you, and they love you no matter what!!

1 comment:

Nancy K. said...

It looks like you've got a couple of real TREASURES there! Oh, yes ~ the dogs are very nice too!


Seriously, I know what you mean about the unconditional love of a dog. I think that's what makes it so incredibly painful when we lose one. That kind of love is very precious!