Today Wicca is 10.
10 seems like such a big number. I find it hard to believe she is 10. I try not to think about it much. But 10 or not, she is definitely a senior citizen now. Not that she is treated any different- she has always been spoiled, and bossy, and pretty much gets to do what she wants. She is my heart after all.
I have noticed in the past year or so that she is definitely aging. Not only is her color fading- but her energy too. She used to be the first dog to the toy, and now Pixel beats her- but still gives it to her. ;) She is slow to get up in the morning, and on cold days will curl up by the heat vent. Her favorite spot is the arm on the sofa. She can survey her kingdom, but be comfortable at the same time.
Other than that she is the same old Woo. Waking you up by rolling on your head, grunting and groaning the whole time. Bitchy and Bossy- sometimes to extreme. I watch her carefully now though and get on her case if she pushes the big dogs around too much. I don't think she would fair well in a fight anymore. Still sooo smart. We still train and do stuff. We've been doing Nosework- which she is a big fan of. We don't do too many tricks anymore as she likes to do things fast so tires out really quickly. And she is still number 1 in my heart. I know we aren't supposed to have favorites. But I do. I can't help it. I don't love my other dogs any less- but Wicca holds a special spot in my heart.
In celebration of 10 wonderful years my friend Andy (of Blazingstar Flatcoated Retrievers) did a photo shoot for me. The photos are completely awesome. I love them all- because they show WHO Wicca is. In each photo he captured her personality, her temperament, her attitude. Fantastic.
|Yay for Birthdays. A day all about me!|
|I'm how old?|
|that means extra cookies right?|
|I can do anything. No, really. Even if that means acting like a flatcoat for a few seconds.|
|I hate you. I may kill you in your sleep.|
|This is against the rules right?|