Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy 11th Birthday, Shelby!

Shelby, our golden retriever, turned 11 years old today! She's a Leo, 62.4 lbs, loves going to the beach, riding in cars, catching frisbees and taking long walks anywhere.

We first got her when she was an eight week old pup as the runt of the litter. On that initial day, she weighed 3 lbs and pooped in the back of my new Rav4. What memories.
Today, she's a happy and healthy dog who is a cancer survivor and enjoys her simple life of sleeping/napping 18-20 hours a day, walking up and down the hill in the mornings, eating her senior Iams kibble with a teaspoon of Reliv mixed with water, playing frisbee in the afternoon, relishing her one dog biscuit in the evening and spending time with us.
Shelby is amenable to the grooming rituals of teeth & ear cleaning, nail trimming, daily brushing and monthly frontline drops. She's the BEST DOG EVER!


Blaine said...

I can't believe it has been 11 years! I was there that first day and remember the poop. Happy birthday, Shelby!

Sean said...

Aww, happy birthday Shelby!

I loved the description of her daily schedule. That sounds like the life if you ask me! Full of simple pleasures and the company of loved ones.