Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Chance: Happy Birthday to ME!

Today is my birthday, I am thirteen years old today.  In eight weeks I will have lived with Far Side and Far Guy for 13 years.

I am getting old, feeling my age a bit but I still go for walks and I can play ball as long as I don’t jump in the air…Far Side just rolls the ball for me now a days. I take pills that make my arthritis better and I can go up and down the stairs most days.  I need help to get in and out of the vehicle.  I still like to go for rides.

Far Side says I am a little spoiled.  Now who really knows for sure.  I have plenty of food and special treats and a warm place to sleep and good company.

Chance #4 Dec 26 2004

December 26 2004

This was back when I was so lonely at night that Far Side laid on the couch all night with one hand inside the laundry basket where I slept.

March 2005

Someone put me in an airplane March 2005

2006 Driving a boat

Driving a boat  in 2006 probably on Lake Kabetogama

Chance Dec 20, 2008

In a snowbank December 2008

2009 (2)

Among the daisies 2009

2010 (2)

Chasing water drops 2010

November 2010

My magestic on a rock photo in 2010

2012 Indiana 

2012 on a foggy October morning in Indiana

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October 2013

At jan and Rons

October 2014

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October 2015

Chance is twelve

October 2016

Chance 13 years old

Happy Birthday to me!  This is my official 13th birthday photo. Not sure how many more birthdays I will have.  Far Side says everyday is a gift….hope my gift is a little bit of cheese …or some spaghetti squash…or peanut butter!



  1. Happy Birthday Chance. You are so beautiful in all your pictures.

  2. Bob, The Writer, and I wish you a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Chance!!! Bob says to tell you upon your recommendation she is going to try spaghetti squash because all your other favorite treats are her favorite treats, too.

  3. Happy Birthday Chance from all the girls here in AR! You're as handsome as ever and bright-eyed and bushy-tailed too! Have a great day we hope you get lots of your favorite treats but not too many as our systems can't take it like they used to!

  4. Happy birthday, Chance! I am so glad to have made your acquaintance all those years ago. You are such a smart and magnificent animal and I wish you many, many more birthdays. :-)

  5. Happy Birthday, Chance! Your new birthday picture sue is great and you still are the handsomest Border Collie ever.

  6. Happy Birthday, Chance. FarSide and FarGuy are fortunate that you adopted them. Who knows what trouble they would have gotten themselves into if you hadn't stepped into their lives.

  7. I like the birthday photo. Have a nice day.

  8. Happy Birthday Chance!! You are as beautiful today as you were in that first picture taken in Dec. 2004. That was the day after Christmas. You must have been a special Christmas present to Far Side and Far Guy. I didn't know you all back then. Hope your day is just perfect!!

  9. He's such a beautiful boy, happy birthday Chance.

  10. Happy Birthday Chance!!! What a lot of joy you have brought your mom and dad over the years. You all are blessed. hugs, lj

  11. Aw! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Chance! I'm so glad I have gotten to know you through all these years! You are a cute puppy and a very handsome dog!

  12. Happy Birthday - have a great day (Far Side is correct - each day is a gift!) Enjoy your treat!!

  13. Happy birthday sweet baby! I'm so glad to see Far Side is still blogging too! :)

  14. Happy birthday to the handsomest dog in Minnesota!! :) :)

  15. Happy Birthday, Chance! I hope every one of your days is a good one!

  16. You've had a wonderful life, Chance, and I hope you have a wonderful birthday.
    ( You sure were an adorable puppy).

  17. Happy Birthday Chance! I love all your pictures but my favorite ones are your baby picture (so cute!) and your most recent birthday picture! You are so handsome! Have a wonderful birthday Chance!

  18. Happy birthday Chance. Nice biography.

  19. diane in northern wisOctober 25, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    Chance is just beautiful! Congratulations on 13 years with him. Hope he is around for a lot longer, Enjoy your days with Chance and each other.

  20. Happy birthday, Chance! You sure are a handsome fellow . Your peeps are really lucky that you "chanced" into their lives and the other way around too. Lady Caroline

  21. Happy Birthday Chance, you are one handsome guy, wishing you health and much continued happiness, you are not spoiled, just loved a lot.

  22. Happy birthday and thanks for sharing all those beautiful photos. Tomorrow (Oct. 26) is Tess's 11th birthday.
    Your people are lucky to have shared 13 years with you. Yes, every day is a gift.

  23. Happy birthday< Chance. I loved seeing all of your photos.

  24. Happy birthday Chance.
    You are such a gorgeous dog.
    I hope you had a great day.

  25. Happy Birthday Chance, love the puppy pictures especially!

  26. Great pictures by your "mum." Happy Birthday!!!

  27. Happy birthday Chance! You were cute as a pup and have turned into a handsome mature dog. I was never cute and I didn't mature very well, either. Hang in there with the arthritis. It's the pits, isn't it?!

  28. I missed your birthday Chance. Happy Belated to you. We have a young border collie in our neighborhood and he gets to be walked by our place. You sure are a handsome guy. I like your photo parade ever since you were a young pup. Our Barney was already 6 or 7 months old when we got him so never saw him as pup. I do know that border collies thing that everyday is their birthday, so celebrate again today.

  29. I really likes your blog! You have shared the whole concept really well and very beautifully soulful read!
    Thanks for sharing


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