Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Watson

Happy Birthday to my little Watty Boy.  Watson is twelve years old today - where does time go?  It seems like only yesterday that he arrived, the day before I lost his great grandfather Rob.  It was as if Rob's spirit passed directly to Watson, who has the same wonderful disposition, totally trustworthy personality, and like Rob is always the perfect gentleman.  And like Rob, Watson was never happier than when he was surrounded by kids.

"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!

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