Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day! I don't have a green bandana to wear, unfortunately. My mom is part Irish so she is enjoying the day. She and my dad are off this weekend to Louisville, KY to see the Kentuckiana Cluster Dog Show!!! WITHOUT me!!

I went to the Vet for a checkup on Saturday. I was expecting my usual "he looks great for his age!" That didn't happen. He did say that my skin looks great - but allergy season is about to start up again with springtime. Anyway, my back legs are a little creaky and sore and my teeth are building up plaque - but I am "too old" to have the anesthesia to get them cleaned. Also, I now have a heart murmur which we will monitor. I don't have any symptoms yet, but in the future it might slow me down a little bit. I may be a distinguished mature dog of 11 1/2 but I think I look great.

11 comments:

Jake of Florida said...

Lenny,

We think you look mahvelous!!! And we don;t think you need to worry too much about that heart murmur because lots of humans -- and dogs -- have them and they're just there, without causing any trouble.

Love to your humans -- we hope they have a good time at the Kentucky show!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Gus said...

Lenny...We agree with O'Jake and O'JH (as they identified themselves earlier today) You look wonderful. Tell your mama and dad not to worry too much, just watch for any symptoms and make sure you get lots of treats and plenty of walkies and games.

kisses
Gussie

Maggie and Mitch said...

I think you look terrific, Lenny! I have compromised kidneys! We're going to age gracefully together, aren't we!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Dewey Dewster said...

Lenny....ya have ta expect ta slow down a bit as ya age....ya look swell but a mite scalped...if ya ask me.....how do I know scalped when I see it? Well, I look just like ya except fer the leg hair....Gram at least let me keep most of it.....'n a bit more of my moosh too...

Happy St. Patties Day ta ya...

Dewey Dewster returns...

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lenny!
Happy St Patrick's Day!
Sounds like you had an interesting visit to the Vet.
I know your Mom and Dad are taking good care of you!
I hope everything is going to be ok!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Noah the Airedale said...

Of course you look awesome Lenny.

tailwags
Noah x

Yogui said...

Lenny... really, are you so old? I think you are still to young for play, isn't it?
Paws and be careful with spring flowers...
Yogui

Agatha and Archie said...

LENNY!!! we think you look great and we agree with what everyone else has said...Just keep on playing with your toys, being with your PL's and eating good stuff and lots of snacks......Love and ksisses A+A

TwoSpecialWires said...

What a great surprise to find you back! We've (characteristically) fallen behind ... but seeing you here in your spectacular looking self made the return to reading and writing sooooo worth it. And, hey, who says 11 1/2 is "old" (Not that anyone said that.) In our books it's not old. It's the age when you can expect lots of undivided and very special attention. For all the good reasons.

We're sorta late in posting this ... and are hoping your people brought back some sort of souvenirs for you. You certainly deserve them!

Don't be a stranger!
Love ya
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Penny and Patches said...

You do look great, Lenny! And very aerodynamic! Our mom has a heart murmer too, but it has never given her any problems. We hope yours doesn't either! Happy Spring!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Amber-Mae said...

Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day!

Love licks & Hugs,
Solid Gold Dancer