Our golden retriever Mr. Darcy turns one year old today.
We received a charming postcard in the mail from the breeders on this momentous occasion, which I thought was very cute.
Mr. Darcy, as you no doubt recall, filled the hole left in our lives when our Great Pyrenees Lydia unexpectedly passed away. Originally we thought we'd get two puppies, but as it turns out, Mr. Darcy is plenty dog enough for us, so we'll stick with just him.
He still has a lot of puppy energy, but Don has worked hard on his training and he's turned into quite an excellent dog -- though we can't quiiiiite seem to break him of the habit of chasing chickens. Maybe maturity will help.
Stick! Sticks are good!
He's due for his next round of shots in mid-August, and we'll have him neutered then as well.
Altogether he's been a fine addition to our household and keeps us young at heart. Happy birthday Mr. Darcy!