Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chance: Eight is Great!

Today I am eight years old! Life is still good.  I play ball everyday and walk with Far Guy to get the mail. We go for rides and I bark at horses and cows.  At home I herd the squirrels and chipmunks and sometimes I chase the Pileated Woodpecker away from the suet feeder. Some days I am a greeter at the museum..everyone loves me there and knows my name.

Chance

I like to be fed at precisely 6PM..no sooner ..no later.  I love all kinds of vegetables on my dry food but spaghetti squash is my favorite!  If no one is cooking I walk around looking pathetic and hungry until someone decides to cook. Sometimes Far Side says “You are not starving to death..there is dry food in your dish.” Sometimes she tells Far Guy..no extra vegetables for him till he finishes his own food.  She is one tough old lady with lots of rules.  Rules like NO Jumping on the elderly.  No pooping in the yard..I am supposed to poop in the poop area at the edge of the woods.  No going out after dark without a leash..she is saving herself from skunks. I am tired of hearing about that stupid skunk I chased last year. Remember Chance how bad you smelled?? YES, YES.. put on the freaking leash already.

I spit out my baby aspirin every night unless it is covered in cheese or peanut butter.  The baby aspirin makes my joints feel better and the cheese  or the peanut butter makes the aspirin go down better.

I am not sure what kind of wonderful celebration I will have today..but perhaps it will involve a new ball and some extra treats.  I am worth it!

Chance in September

At least my birthday was not forgotten like last year:)

Chance’s Forgotten Birthday 2011

Chance: Happy Birthday..I am Six! 2010

Chance’s Birthday 2009

Happy Birthday Chance 2008

29 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Chance! Maybe there will be extra veg for you tonight :-)

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  2. Happy Birthday Chance! Hope you all have a fun day!

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  3. Happy Birthday you beautiful furbaby......Hope you get a new ball....Hugs Nd kisses. A Dog Lover Francine

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  4. Oh Chance, you are in midlife right now. It sounds young to me! Happy birthday, and have lots of veggies, they are so good for you! :-)

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  5. Happy Birthday Chance!!! Love, Iris :-)

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  6. Happy Birthday, Chance. Hope all your wishes come true.

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  7. Happy Birthday to you, Chance!! Hope you get everything you wish for! :)

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  8. Ah Chance - you deserve a double celebration!

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  9. Chance man....Happy Birthday, I think you almost have them trained.

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Chance. I am so glad that you are fond of vegetables. Too many aren't. I see that you are looking very furry right now. Must be your winter coat?

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  11. Happy Birthday Chance. Living with a border collie I totally understand how you get tired of the rules. Walked only when it rains so the footprints in the kitchen will diminish. Eat my pill with bread around it and don't chew, just swallow it whole. Bark at evil people and dogs going by the bay window, keeping my people safe from all intruders and tolerate being brushed even though he likes it. When I get too loud the shade has to be pulled down. Barney has joint problems too. He is a year older than you but I know you are pretty much alike. Have a great birthday and I hope someone cooks something in your house so you won't starve.

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  12. Happy Birthday handsome! The border collies at my house are ball players/guard dogs/herders of horses/greeters too; they would like sheep for a birthday present but have to settle for extra treats instead. I hope you get a colourful new ball and spaghetti squash today.

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  13. Happy Birthday Chance! You are one of the main reasons that I love this blog.

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  14. And a Happy Birthday from me, too, Chance! Have a great day!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Chance! You are one great dog. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  16. Happy Birthday Chance, I hope they cook you something great. I didn't know that about baby aspirin.....maybe I should get some for Kits!

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  17. Happy Birthday Chance! Eight is a good age, Jake would agree:)

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  18. Many happy and healthy returns of your day, you gorgeous hunk of canine you! Chance rules!

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  19. Happy Birthday, Chance. Hope you gets lots of treats on your special day. You're such a good, obedient doggie, you deserve it!
    Muff

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  20. I hope you get the best possible of all treats and something that you had not even thought of. Go ahead and let them think of something very special that will give you lots of joy. And maybe you will also get to jump on a couple of elderly people for a treat. Happy Birthday, Chance!

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  21. Good thing Sam got around to reading her blogs today or we would have totally missed your birthday! Whew! I hope you are eating your favorite foods and got lots of wonderful treats and attention today from all your fans!
    Annie and I wish you a great day and you are the same age as us give or take a year....we might be a year younger but we're not sure because we were adopted. (They don't keep good records on adopted/rescue dogs).
    We wish we could be there with you to celebrate! Darn! We'd sure have fun! Maybe when Sam makes some homemade treats next time we can get her to send some to you. They're good...she makes blueberry and apple with cheese....YUM! And they're healthy too but you'd never know it...they're tastier than store bought.
    Well, enjoy good buddy! Woof! Woof! Love ya.........Nitty and Annie

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  22. Awwww... I'm a day late woof woof woof woof woof woof ♪♫♪♪♫

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  23. Happy happy birthday, handsome Chance!
    I hope you get some extra veggies, a new ball, and some special trip someplace for new smells to smell. :)

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  24. I do remember your birthday being an ordinary day last year - - but you have to cut the parents some slack. Far Side was adjusting to her new job and it's usually the woman who organize the parties. We will let you continue to grow a year older as long as you promise not to get old!!!

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  25. Happy Belated Birthday Chance from Miggy . Harley , Country gal & Papa !

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