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.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
resting easy in companions