yesterday was chet's birthday. i nearly let it pass without notice and generally this happens. he is thirteen, and i suspect that i have missed eight of them entirely, luckily he is mighty forgiving. i know i am his biggest fan, by far..., all in all he has been a pretty great dog. i think pretty smart too, but like his owner, he doesn't like to flaunt it. case in point; he graduated three, THREE, times from obedience school. impressive, no? i am a firm believer that it is the owner and not the dog that needs the training and i have promised, to the powers that be, that the next dog will be better trained and therefore behaved. thankfully, he has a heart of gold, and one hell of a personality.
chettie has been going through a bit of a rough patch lately and just two weeks ago i didn't think he was going to see his thirteen year. luckily i was wrong.
so this is for you chet, happy birthday and here's to at least a couple more good ones.