Happy 8th Birthday, Risa!

Risa wearing her Birthday present. An awesome martingale collar she'll probably wear for freestyle.

Happy 8th Birthday, Risa!

It’s hard to believe you’re not still that adolescent pain in the butt I brought home from the shelter. People rarely believe you’re that old. You certainly don’t act like it! There are times I notice you slowing down a bit. And this year your right hind leg was a bit stiff after long lure coursing days. Aside from those rare moments, it’s hard to tell you’ve aged at all. (Though that grey is creeping in everywhere on your coat!)

You’re such a special dog to me. I haven’t planned anything in particular for today. We attended a rally trial over the weekend and, if that wasn’t a bonding experience, I don’t know what is! Just like last year, you managed to come away with a new title days before your Birthday. I’m incredibly proud of how far you’ve come. You’re such a joy to be around.

Here’s to many more happy, healthy years!!

About Jamie

I'm just a traditionally-trained artist with interests in dog training. I currently teach classes at the local obedience training club (tricks, freestyle, and Rally-FrEe) and I also teach classes professionally for an organization who helps veterans train their own service dogs.
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2 Responses to Happy 8th Birthday, Risa!

  1. FiveSibesMom says:

    Happy Birthday Risa!

  2. Tucker's Mom says:

    Happy Birthday, Risa! And may you enjoy many more!

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