Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Now We Are Six...

 Spencer at the Lake
Our beautiful boy turned six this week in the midst of some of the hottest weather on record in the Lanark Highlands, and (of course) his birthday celebration just had to be at Dalhousie Lake. It's his favorite place in the whole wide world next to home, and it's where he always longs to be in high summer - right up to the curl on his expressive tail in the water and swimming like an otter.

Aqua flies in all directions as he plunges into it, and he appears to go Archimedes' principle one better, displacing a lot more than merely his own weight of the wet stuff. How much of the lake can one happy lad dislodge with a flying leap into the waves?

There were sparkling sun-dappled shallows for him to run up and down and splash around in and sticks to retrieve from deep water over and over again.  There was a shady place under the trees to curl up and nap in after his adventures and a picnic on the beach with his favorite things to eat. Loons called birthday greetings to him as the sun went down, and a thousand-and-one fireflies lighted up the night for his pleasure.  He slept with his sweet nose in my lap on the journey home - fine woofing dreams, snores and sighs of contentment all the way.

10 comments:

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Happy Birthday
special boy...

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday dear Spencer!

Prairie Star said...

Grinning with joyful delight after reading all about Spencer's birthday celebration. Happy Birthday to him!

Barbara Rogers said...

I've never enjoyed someone else's birthday so much as Spencer's. Happy birthday and thanks!

Mystic Meandering said...

This made my heart smile with delight, seeing his beautiful face and the joy he was having in celebration of play! He's still a puppy at heart! I love this dog! He reminds me so much of what is *really* important in life -- Life! :) Now I need to go play :)

PS - my "secret word" below to sign in was "Livestt" :) I Livesst :) LOL

Unknown said...

Ohhh what a perfect birthday...He so deserves it! what are his favorite things to eat?

Writer Chick said...

All of your posts are wonderfully filled with love and life itself, none more so than this one. Happy (if slightly belated) birthday, Spencer!

kerrdelune said...

Our little guy loves bits of grilled steak (medium rare) and burgers made by his mom (me) with lean organic pasture raised beef - he also has a passion for salmon and bison when he can get them. For dessert, home made cookies (any kind) fresh strawberries and/or ice cream. He is just a little pampered...

Lynn said...

Oh, Cate, he is indeed a beautiful boy.

Guy said...

Hi Cate

A lovely post of a lovely dog. Best wishes on your birthday Spencer.

Guy