A natal day

Hey blogaroos! Happy Saturday! And we are celebrating a big day in our house – it’s the Warden’s You Day. Yup. The one day of the year when we are on our best behavior. OK – that and Christmas Eve. On Christmas, though, it’s more of the good-behavior-for-fear-of-missing-treats thing. On the Warden’s You Day, we just try to be good because it’s her day.

Now how old is she? I’m not supposed to say….but let’s just say her age is the atomic number for Terbium. Or was it Neodymium? Wait – maybe it was Caesium? Beats me. But she beats the record for the longest living dog by more than two times. She’s been around a looooonnnnnnggggggg time.

In her life as an adult, she’s been owned by 10 dogs including me. She counts herself as lucky in being able to work with her dogs and get titles with them in conformation, obedience, rally, agility, draft and a working certificate for retrieving breeds. She’s attempted Barn Hunt ( with a dog – not by herself) and a bit of Herding. Of course there are also the unofficial counter surfing, bunny chasing and incessant barking awards too. I think it’s suffice to say that we canines have been a huge part of her life. And she says she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s a Crazy Dog Lady. And she wears the badge proudly. Well…proudly when we’re not barking our heads off at a stranger or a neighbor on the road. Then she’d like trade her badge for one that says Crazy Cat Lady. Just joking. I can’t believe I said that….

Her interest in all things dog has resulted in many many friendships- around the world. Heck – if you’re reading this, it’s a good chance you are her friend because of dogs. We dogs have a special way of bringing people together. It’s one of our many super powers.

So we sat for a group shot for her day. We only had two birthday hats – so Elroy got to wear the Happy New Year hat. I managed to convince him that it’s the Warden’s new year. He bought it.

Time to get the birthday girl up and moving! We don’t want her to waste a second of her day!

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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