"My little elf" did well in the show ring, ranking in the Top 10, winning a number of Groups including back-to-back Group Ones, and an Award of Merit at DCA. He sired a few litters and has champion offspring, including his daughter "Carina" who has 21 titles including Champion Tracker (very hard to obtain). His grandkids include the famous Daisy, one of the top Dals a few years ago, and her brother Corey who has even more titles than Carina.
Watson just had his yearly physical and bloodwork, and everything checked out well. His hearing and vision are still perfect, no cataracts, no heart murmur, no arthritis. He's slowed down a bit, but has always been a laidback sort of guy, except when squirrels, rabbits, or the neighbor's fence fighting terrier are involved.
We'll celebrate today with a visit to PetCo, and a round of cheeseburgers for all, followed by ice cream. Happy Birthday, Watty Boy!