Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Now We Are Ten

Happy tenth birthday to the dear little guy who has been our constant companion since he came to us as a two year old in late August, 2008.

Like most German shorthaired pointers (GSPs), Spencer is intelligent and very athletic.  He's a strong swimmer, and he runs like the wind, has oodles of endurance and is a perfect sidekick in the woods. On woodland rambles, he defends me fiercely against moths, dragonflies and grasshoppers, convinced that they are up to no good, and that I am in grave danger.

He likes to run off with socks and slippers, and he excavates gargantuan holes in the garden when the spirit moves him. He understands almost everything that is said around here, and it is difficult to put anything over on him.  His elegant nose sniffs out cookies, homemade gelato, bison burgers and Brie at a distance of several kilometres.  As a senior citizen, he has developed an expressive grumble, and he wanders around the house commenting on all he sees.

Our boy has a heart as wide as the world.  He loves us with every particle of his being, and we love him back with every particle of ours. Happy, happy birthday, Spencer and many more of them.

8 comments:

Mystic Meandering said...

I can relate to this! "As a senior citizen, he has developed an expressive grumble, and he wanders around the house commenting on all he sees." LOLOLOL Grumble, grumble, grumble... When I visit my mother, she often asks me if I'm talking to myself... :) Well wishes for tomorrow Cate! <3

Kiki said...

oh yes, yes, YES! I high-five your dog; and I miss mine more than I can say!
Pets are bestest friends and I just finished a long phone call with an English friend who's doggie-sitting for neighbours on hols. I told her that I had acute doggie-sitting-envy.... I'm never really long enough at home and don't have anybody nearby who would be willing and happy to look after my dog when I'm away; that's why I'm dogless - but can't wait and hope much to have another one in the future.
Beautiful post, beautifully observed and so 'human'!

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Love this post
Miss Callie my little rescue dog
hardly leaves my side...

Tabor said...

What a lovely tribute. Your photo is so full of emotion and love that I love him myself having never patted him on the head or stroked his flanks. This is great.

Shell said...

Happy Birthday, Spencer. I love seeing your handsome face in all of these posts over the years.

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Spencer! I can't believe he's 10 years old already! I remember when you got him in 2008. Wow, I've been reading here a long time!

Kameshwari said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Spencer. You are always a joy.

Kate Sommerville said...

I remember when you took Spencer in. How nice to revisit your blog to see him now. He is indeed vey beautiful.