My sweet Trick had her 13th birthday last Sunday. She's been the joy of my life this past 13 years and while I hate to see the blue sheen of age in her eyes, I feel truly lucky to have had her bless me with her love all this time. Her joints may be getting stiff but she still wants to chase the frisbee and still thinks that she can boss the other girls around.
We didn't do much on her birthday, but she got loved on a lot and Grandma came to visit and gave her extra treats. And I didn't brush her on her birthday (she HATES to be brushed! *L*).
I need to take some new photos but she's going through a shed right now so she looks pretty scrungy .. *L* .. here are some of my favorites of her from years past:
Two from last summer:
With Khana, who she helped raise from a puppy - Trick was SO tolerant of her!
Playing with Tazer last year, another pup Trick has helped raise:
One of her favorite activities!
Trick teaching Khana how to swim in the Kenai River (another of Trick's favorite activities):
And my favorite movie of her, jumping onto a large wood reel and then waving goodbye at me:
Happy Birthday, Trick! I hope we can celebrate a 14th birthday together!
Melanie and the gang in Alaska
Trick AKC/CKC/ASCA CD, RE NAP NJP, CGC, HIC