Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chance :12 years old

It is my turn again today!!!

Today I enter my 12th year.  I was born in a barn near Aldrich Minnesota, I had lots of brothers and a sister and a great place to play and little kids to play with.  I grew and grew.  Then Far Side and Far Guy came to visit all the puppies…I walked up to Far Guy, he picked me up and didn’t put me back down.

I had to pose for the traditional birthday photo. She got lots of photos with my eyes closed…I am not an easy model.

Chance is twelve

This year she decided that I needed to lay in front of the Euonymus bush…it might be the prettiest spot in the yard to show me off…at least that is what she said.

Chance looking good

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And here I am at my black and white best.

12 years old is the average life span of a Border Collie…I made it!  I have some back leg and hip problems…sometimes my old legs just don’t want to go up or down the stairs.  I take a medication and an aspirin.  I have a vest with a handle that I can wear and someone will help me up and down the stairs.

I still play ball some days…some days not so much.  I have a nice bed to sleep on, sometimes I sleep there and sometimes not.  Most days I get to go for a ride!

Rides and treats are my favorite things…Happy Birthday to Me!

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34 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Chance! Your photos are so handsome. I know how much you enjoy your rides; I hope you have a great special day. xoxo

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  2. Happy Birthday, Chance. You are one lucky fella having such wonderful owners.

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  3. Happy Birthday Chance! You are still the handsomest Border Collie I know. May you have many more birthday's to follow.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Chance, you handsome fellow, you!

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  5. Happy birthday, Chance, and may you continue to delight those of us who love you for years to come. :-)

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  6. You are aging better than many of us and you are still a very handsome guy! We all hope you have a wonderful birthday and that your legs keep working and the hips don't get worse! You are very lucky to have such a great family that loves you and friends too!
    Love and hugs...the Arkansas Gang...Sam, Nitty, Annie, Grace and Miss Peeps

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  7. Happy Birthday, dear Chance! I am a senior citizen too and understand about hips and having trouble with stairs. I take a little pain killer for my arthritis too so don't feel bad about having to take the aspirin We all love you very much, Chance and wish for you many more years with your wonderful family and friends.

    Shirley H.

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  8. Happy birthday Chance! I'm sure Far Guy picked out the best of the litter that day 12 years ago. You are so handsome and that pretty red bush in the background does make that the perfect spot for a picture.

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  9. Happy birthday, Chance? Do they make the vests with handles on them for people who need help doing stairs? They should. I would buy one...
    The image below is supposed to be a birthday candle in ascii art. I hope it works. Never know what happens after I publish a comment. Best wishes!!!

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  10. Happy birthday Chance,from from Reba, Tess and Thea! Tomorrow is Tess's birthday, she will be 10.
    Far Side was right, it is a pretty spot to show you off. Of course, being so handsome, you look good no matter where you are!

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  11. Happy birthday Chance! You are looking good for a 12 year old border collie. Our border collie Bear made it past ate 14 so hopefully you still have a couple more good years to go.

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  12. Happy Birthday Chance. You are such a handsome dog. Barney's bath and major hair trim in the back makes him look funny but he does seem to like it better. Barney seems to be loosing weight and we are not liking that at all. He still walks up to 3 times a a day loves to beg for treats all day long.

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  13. Happy Birthday Chance, we love you much.

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  14. Happy Birthday, Chance!! You're sure a handsome boy. Enjoy your special day and hope you get lots of nice treats. Love seeing your pictures and hearing your stories.

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  15. Oh nice pictures! Happy Birthday! Your eyes are wiiiide open in those shots, and it makes you look very young ;-)

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  16. Happy Birthday Chance. You are a beautiful dog!

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  17. Happy birthday Chance. I still think chance is the best dog name around.

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  18. Happy birthday Chance! You really did pick a perfect pair of humans to go home with as a pup. :)

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  19. Happy Birthday, Chance. You are such a beautiful boy! I wish you a long and happy life. Your health issues at 12 dog years sound just about like mine at 66 human years. I empathize!

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  20. Happy Birthday, Chance. You are a very handsome dog!

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  21. Happy Birthday, Chance! Must be border collie birthday month; Scout will be fourteen on Friday! May you have many more and fun every day!!!!

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  22. Happy Birthday, Chance! Boomer is 12 also! Twelve is a very good year!

    Linda and Boomer

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  23. Birthday wishes Chance, your as Handsome as ever!!! Hugs Francine.

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  24. Happy Birthday Chance. You can go a long way still.
    I had a 16 year old German Shepherd a 15 year old Old Endlish Sheepdog and unfortunately it was not natural causes that took him from me and a Blue Heeler who reached 17. The GS had signs of arthritis when I got her at 2 how did I fix this complere change of diet. All my dogs had a natural diet of pureed raw veggies and raw meat and chicken. the GS lll but cleared her arthritis which did not reappear until she was about 14. What wonderful lives thyt led as I am sure you will Chsnce. You are a beautiful boy.
    I now have a beautiful Belgium Shepherd cross Border Collie...

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  25. Do they make those stair handles for people? I think I need one! Happy Birthday, you beautiful dog!

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  26. Happy birthday to you my fine friend.

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  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Chance! You are still one fine looking dog. And I agree that the background is perfect for a birthday portrait. Here's hoping this year brings you even more treats and rides.

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  28. Love your stories, Chance! You are one lucky dog and your folks are lucky to have you. Happy Birthday....

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  29. You are looking good! So glad to hear you haven't got too many health issues.

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  30. Happy Birthday Chance!!!

    The B and W photo looks like a CdV!! :)

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