Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to Spencer and Wilson!

I can't believe my boy is 8 years old today!  A little greyer in the face, but still acts like a puppy when it's dinnertime.  He's my first cardigan, and it's thanks to him that I ended up with the other two, as well as the legion of good "dog" friends, including you who are reading this now.

As an aside (with a purpose for this post), I generally try not to talk much on my blog about things that are not going so well.  I have posted before about my mom's health, but not much lately, as she continues to decline with what was orignally diagnosed as vascular dementia, and now appears to be combined with Alzheimer's as well.  For the most part, she does not have a good grip on the reality of the world around her, but every once in a while she comes up with some nuggets of gold.

A few weeks ago I was visiting her and I was talking about the dogs, telling her about how big Sally was getting, etc.  Out of the blue, she came up with one of those nuggets - she said, "You will never have another one who looks after you like Spencer does."  It brought tears to my eyes.  In fact it brings them now just thinking about it.

And she is exactly right.  Spencer is spoiled, spoiled, spoiled.  He gets away with way too much.  But he is devoted to me and is the dog of my heart like no other will ever be.  Happy Birthday big guy! (and brother Wilson too!)

13 comments:

Red Dog Mom said...

Happy Birthday to both boys. Those first Cardis sure do grab hold of your heart and refuse to let go.

Taryn said...

Happy B-Day, Spencer! May you have many, many, many more!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthdy Boys! You look fabulous!

penni said...

The best birthday wishes to Spence and the wise, worldly Wilson. Yep, the first one is special and I, for one, find the boys to be the more devoted of the sexes. Love our boys!

Builder Mama said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Spencer! He definitely has a special place in my heart. Nick wishes Uncle Grump a wonderful day and lots of noms!

StubbyDog said...

Happy Birthday Spence, and many more!

I'm sure your mom is quite right. I think different dogs hit our hearts in different places.

SMShields said...

Happy Birthday, Spencer and Wilson. I love the boys. They are just so special. Lowri says "Happy Birthday, Uncle Grump. I miss you!"

Claire said...

Happy Birthday to da Boyz. Many happy returns for both!

Elizabeth said...

Aww. :) Happy Birthday to handsome Spencer!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Spence

Ashley said...

Happy Happy barkday to Spencer and Wilson indeed. Such handsome boys! That first Cardi is so hard to beat...and like you said, the friends that come along with owning one are priceless. =]

itsmebuddy said...

We want to add our Happy Birthday to the list!
There's nothing like a corgi's devotion and loyalty!

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