Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thirteen

My first baby girl turned 13 today! Brandy was five weeks old when I brought her little butterball self home.  (Seriously, is there anything cuter than a golden retriever puppy?  No, I don't think so).  Since then, this dog has been MY baby.  She's been with me through the birth of all my babies, the death of one of my babies, two major careers, three houses, one divorce, one remarriage, and so much more.  It's impossible to describe how thankful I am for my sweet companion.  I don't know how much longer our BB will be with us, so I want to cherish my time with her.  You can see her age now.  Not just in her completely white face either.  She struggles to get back up when she's been lying down for long periods of time.  She rests most of the time though you will occasionally still seen some spark in her.  She's slower and falls easily.  She doesn't hoard socks like she used to or bring you random stuff when you call her name, but she'll still find ways to get into mischief from time to time!

Happy birthday, my puppy.  


7 comments:

One crazed mommy said...

Awwww - sweet Brandy! Happy Birthday darling girl!! This made me tear up - we had a golden (Brandon) and he made it to 12 1/2years. It's been almost 9 years, and we still miss that dog to pieces! Goldens are amazing!!! We haven't had another dog since, but when we get one it will be another. :)

Krissy said...

Beautiful dog. Happy Birthday Brandy!

Violet said...

Happy Birthday Brandy!

LO said...

Happy birthday, sweet girl! Dogs bring so much joy to our lives!

LaJodster said...

Wow Happy Birthday Brandy!
I know I've commented to you before that I had a puppy named Chevy, and his birthday was April 9th too! He also would've been 13 this year, but he crossed Rainbow bridge last year.
Cherish your furbaby, I miss mine terribly...

Jody in NJ missing Chevy :(

Nikki Mandeville said...

Happy birthday BeeBee! You have brought such joy to your family and all of your cyber friends!

Suburban Drudgery said...

I was looking back over your older blogs and saw a post about your dog from 2007. I know how they age so fast, makes me so sad as my dog is getting gray now at 5.