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Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 05:31 pm
Enjoying His Birthday Treat

He's fourteen today. He doesn't look it in this picture, does he? But what you can't see is that he's nearly blind and quite deaf and has quite wobbly back legs, and spends 90% of his time sleeping. But he eats well, and so far he's not having any problems with his bladder or bowels and doesn't seem to have any painful bits except his back legs...

Living with an old dog is so desperately bitter-sweet.

But today, he's fourteen, and seems healthy, and had a lovely afternoon puttering about in the garden. I appreciate every day I have with him.
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Sunday, October 11th, 2009 05:30 pm
In case you were wondering...

Zoe Smiling

Zoe's doing great. We went to the beach today, and what a difference from the first time. She walked happily off leash, and looks more relaxed and slimmer than when she first arrived. She even smiles occasionally!

She has adapted well; I don't think she and Robinson will ever be best buddies, but they seem to coexist quite contentedly. Tabitha greets both of them and the three of them are happy to hang out wherever I am. Zoe has come quite a long way from the sad little dog I picked up in Port Angeles: she runs, she can sometimes have a little FRAP attach in the garden, she will chase me if I run away from her and always comes bounding up on slightly pogo-stick legs when I call her. She's still not mad keen on having her picture taken, but she seems to have relaxed a bit even about that.
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Monday, November 17th, 2008 09:55 pm
Robinson at the Dog Park

I've been posting so much about Tabitha that you could be forgiven for thinking I'd forgotten all about my dear Robinson. Well, I haven't.

I think he's happier not being the only animal. He seems more relaxed and less demanding. He's sleeping better and eating better and is quite cheerful a lot of the time.

I like this photo, because it's very Robinson. It captures his movement and his cheerful expression. He looks happy. Hard to believe he's getting to be almost 12 years old...