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!
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.
And then, after supper, he had his favorite treat. Frosty Paws!
So it was a good day….a lovely day…and I think there is still time for another nap.
Happy Birthday, Fergus!