Tuesday, January 13, 2009

But You Still Act Like Puppies

My babies, Flick and Summer are 10 years old today. It seems just yesterday they were 2. It struck me how as dogs they are considered older and yet, to me they are still my puppies.
I had a conversation with one of my friends Kim, who breeds, races, and shows Whippets about aging the other day and she said that Whippets rarely look their age. She said that the dogs from the breeder that I got mine from live to at least 17. So that was some reassurance for me. I can’t imagine not having them around forever.
Ok, enough talk about end of life. My birthday present to them is to continue to treasure each day I have with my them and take good care of them so that they will continue to have long, rich, fulfilling lives. Which in turn fulfills us all. Happy Birthday my babies.

7 comments:

K. said...

aw! happy birthday, flick and summer!

LisaH said...

oh happy birthday Flick & Summer! What a fantastic day to celebrate.

stacy di said...

oh what sweet pups! they really don't look their age...here's wishing you many more happy and healthy years with you!

Shelley (Pink House) said...

I like your Whippets! I have an Italian greyhound who is near and dear to our family. I'm curious how much your whippets weigh? Our Iggy is a bit on the big size, he weighs 16 pounds. I'm curious how much bigger the whippets are. Thanks!

bonnindesigns said...

Shelly they are about 27-30 lbs. About twice the size of an IG.

Lisa Amber said...

Hi! :)
I have two dogs too. They are both scottish terriers. And I want them a long life also. :)
Your dogs are nice and don't looks on 10 years. I think you take a good care of them! :)

Life With Dogs said...

They don't look a day over three. Lovely dogs!