Today is Rocky’s tenth birthday!
Now, we don’t actually know the day that Rocky was born, since we adopted him through the Maryland SPCA. He was estimated to be about a year and a half old when we adopted him over Thanksgiving weekend of 2001, so the vet put his date of birth as July 1, 2000 in his file. And that became his birthday.
It is really hard to believe that it’s been so many years since this older, distinguished guy:
enjoying the yard today (yes, the grass is brown and crispy - we really need rain!)
came to us as this young pup:
his first day in his new home
Rocky over the years:
learning that the people bed is a lot more fun than the dog bed
hanging out with a beloved ball at the dog park
protecting one of his beloved balls - check out his expression and the flapping ears!
surviving life with a sister (Lucy)
just to get stuck with another (Macy)
modeling one my knitting projects (a holiday jingle bell collar)
reading the final Harry Potter book on the day it was released (while I recovered from surgery on the couch)
enjoying a cook-out with friends (human and canine) on our deck
taking a birthday nap in "his" chair with his head under a pillow - he loves doing that
Happy birthday to my Rocky Beagle! My first baby.