Another Birthday for Fergus!

As most of you know, Fergus is our very beloved Yellow Lab.  He is one of the sweetest dogs you could ever meet and he brings much joy wherever he goes.  Over two years ago he was diagnosed with spleen cancer and we were told it wouldn’t be long.  That was right before his 12th birthday.  Well, remarkably, he made it to his 12th birthday and we were thrilled.  Then, even more remarkably, he made it to his 13th birthday.  Who would have thought?  And today, almost unbelievably, he celebrated his 14th birthday!

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Sadly, we didn’t have our usual walk..it was just too hot.  Fergus has never liked the heat but every year it gets harder and harder for him.  As much as he loves swimming, it is over a mile walk to the river and that is too much in the heat.  But Fergus, who always finds the joy of any situation, was quite happy to stay in the air conditioned house and just hang out with his people.  He had his usual treats, and then a nice long nap.

IMG_5327Merlin even joined him for a time.

And then, after supper, he had his favorite treat.  Frosty Paws!

IMG_5330Merlin was interested but Frosty Paws are not for sharing.

IMG_5333They are just too good!

So it was a good day….a lovely day…and I think there is still time for another nap.

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Happy Birthday, Fergus! 

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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4 Responses to Another Birthday for Fergus!

  1. Joanne says:

    Happy 14th birthday Good Dog!

  2. wspines says:

    Happy birthday Fergus, the nicest dog I know

  3. Michlee says:

    Happy Birthday Fergus! You are my favorite yellow lab and I have so many happy memories of our fun games and walks together! Patti, when I see you I want to tell you of a place you can go where it is shady and sunny depending on one’s preference and best of all–there is a river that you could drive Fergus to within 15 feet or so of. It is not a deep river but it is running and of wading value on a hot day for Fergus! Much love to you all!
    Your true friend, Michele

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FERGUS!!! Here’s to many more, cheers buddy. xx

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