It was my birthday a few days ago! Last Tuesday, October 22nd, I celebrated my ninth birthday. For dogs, nine is considered in the senior range. But I don’t feel like a senior. I’m still peppy and ready to go. Although I do have to say that when my mom and I go on longer outings I’m starting to slow down. Just a little bit though!
My mom has always taken very good care of me which helps to keep me fit and in good shape. As I told you in my post Bath time! I get monthly baths. I also get brushed daily, my nails trimmed and my ears cleaned weekly, and my teeth brushed daily. My mom also makes sure that I get the right amount of food, dog biscuits, and training treats so that I stay at my ideal weight. And I get plenty of exercise every day. All of these things help to keep me healthy.
In this photo of me that my mom took recently, I think I am looking very distinguished with my beautiful gray fur!
My mom posted a happy birthday wish to me on her Facebook page. I thought you might like reading what she wrote. I think she loves me!
Here I am with my new birthday toys!
Do you have big birthday celebrations with your friends and family? And special treats like cake and ice cream? My birthday celebrations are quieter and usually just with my family. My mom keeps telling me Happy Birthday throughout the day. And how much she loves me. But now that I think about it . . . my mom tells me every day that she loves me!
I usually get a couple new toys and a few extra biscuits. But my tummy can be very sensitive to changes so I don’t get a cake or any type of special food treat. This year I got a new Red Sox Nylon Baseball Rope toy and a new Go Dog Periwinkle Dragon! And a big stuffed Lamb Chop but my sister took that one. She has a little stuffed Lamb Chop that is a favorite toy so I let her have that big one too. I had a very fun birthday celebration with my family!